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Spicy Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

These spicy tacos are the kind of easy spicy food that is great during treatment to blast away a chemo impaired palate. Marinating the shrimp in this citrusy mix of lemon zest and juice stirred...


  • 3 tablespoons minced jalapeños, seeded
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Facts


381 cals


17 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

11 g


39 g


2 g


6 g


21 g


678 mg


  1. In a large bowl, combine jalapeños, ¼ cup cilantro, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp and stir until coated.
  2. Place a sauté pan over medium heat and add remaining oil. Add shrimp and cook for about 10 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink. Remove from heat.
  3. In a dry sauté pan over medium low heat, place one tortilla at a time in the pan to heat through.
  4. Place a portion of shrimp onto each tortilla. Garnish with remaining cilantro and red onion.

Chef Tips

This is also delicious made with Tilapia! If you want to cut down a little on the heat, deseed and devein the jalapeños before mincing.

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Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society