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Thai Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Make the shrimp ahead of time if you’re in a pinch for time. Double the recipe if you’re serving a lot of tacos!
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb medium shrimp
  • 1/4 c. lime
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. Thai red chili paste
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. raw sugar
  • Corn tortillas
  • 1/2 head of purple cabbage
  • 2 ripe avocado


  • In wok or large sauce pan, heat sesame oil. When hot, add garlic and let it cook until golden brown. Add the remaining wet ingredients, making sure to allow sugar to dissolve. Let sauce simmer for 3-5 minutes before adding shrimp.
  • Using a mandolin, thinly slice purple cabbage, adding 1 tbsp. of rice vinegar.
  • Optional to lightly fry the corn tortillas, or serve fresh.
  • Serve shrimp with purple cabbage, avocado, and corn tortillas.