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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Add a touch of heat to your feast with a fast and fresh recipe for Asian-inspired Spicy Shrimp Tacos.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 Tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 medium orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • Thinly sliced radishes, for serving
  • Diced avocado, for serving


  • In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the shrimp with the Chinese five-spice powder until evenly coated. Add the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic, chili flakes, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate the shrimp for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. 
  • Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in batches and cook them for 1 minute on each side or until they are cooked through. Transfer the shrimp to a serving plate.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and lime juice with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Drizzle the shrimp with the sauce and serve with tortillas and assorted toppings, such as sliced radishes and diced avocado. 
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