Spicy Shrimp tacos- cook for your life- anti-cancer recipes

Spicy Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
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...


  • 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

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.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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