Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos are sweet chili sauce toss in shrimp, in a tortilla & topped with slaw. Packed with Asian flavor & Weight Watcher friendly recipe- 7 SmartPoints!

 

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos-Perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Sweet chili sauce toss in shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla & topped with cabbage. Asian flavors turned into tacos are sure to please a crowd. Weight Watcher friendly recipe.

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos-Perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Sweet chili sauce toss in shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla & topped with cabbage. Asian flavors turned into tacos are sure to please a crowd. Weight Watcher friendly (7 SmartPoints).

 

Have I told you lately how much I love tacos??  I think about tacos quite a bit… like when can I eat tacos, when can I make tacos, and how can I put a unique spin on tacos.  Another thing I really love is Asian food.  I feel like I’ve told you that pretty recently.  Well, my internet friends, I have the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things- tacos and Asian food.  My Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos are dynamite and packed with amazing Asian flavors.  Sweet chili sauce with just a hint of spice tossed in perfectly cooked shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla and topped with tangy slaw.  Delicious and low fat!  This is a Weight Watchers friendly meal and 2 tacos are 6 SmartPoints!

 

I try to eat tacos at least once a week… for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  My husband and I moved to Indianapolis a few months ago from the taco capitol of the world- Texas.  Austin to be exact.  There was a place to get tacos on every corner.  Gourmet tacos or street food style tacos.  Tacos for days y’all!  Our favorite place was a local Austin gem that served the best and most unique tacos.  And the best queso you’ll ever eat.  Guaranteed.  We went to this taco place probably once every two weeks to get tacos, queso, and margaritas.  Nothing better in my opinion.  This taco place holds a near and dear place in our hearts and to this day we think fondly of all the memories we shared at this taco place.

 

I’m always brainstorming for creative new and healthy combinations of tacos.  I love making tacos just as much as I love eating them!  A few months ago I was craving Asian food, but tacos at the same time.  A problem that I have frequently.  While thinking fondly of that beloved taco place, I remember one of their tacos they had on the menu: classic shrimp taco.  Since I was craving Asian food I decided to get a little creative and make something a bit different than Mexican style shrimp tacos.  I had some frozen large shrimp on hand and cabbage that needed to get used so I came up with these Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos.

 

   

The shrimp takes little to no time to cook, which is why shrimp tacos are perfect when you are in a crunch to make dinner.  If you can get fresh shrimp, that’s always best, but where I live it’s hard to find fresh shrimp.  I actually like frozen shrimp that way I can eat shrimp whenever I want!  Once the shrimp has been washed and patted dry, add the shrimp to a large zip lock bag and coat with cornstarch.  The cornstarch adds a nice little coating on the shrimp.  Cook the shrimp in a large skillet for about 5 minutes on each side… super quick!

 

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos-Perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Sweet chili sauce toss in shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla & topped with cabbage. Asian flavors turned into tacos are sure to please a crowd. Weight Watcher friendly (7 SmartPoints).

 

After the shrimp has cooked, add the sweet chili sauce.  The sauce it easy to make as well.  Just mix jarred Asian sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and Sriracha.  Mix the ingredients together then after the shrimp are cooked add the sauce to the shrimp, mix well so the shrimp are coated, and let it cook for a few minutes.  Oh man… this sauce is SO GOOD.  It’s dynamite.

 

While the shrimp and sauce are cooking, I like to heat up corn tortillas on the stove.  If you have a gas stove, turn the heat on to low and place the tortilla on the burner.  Heat on each side for about 2 minutes.  Be careful!  If you do not have a gas stove, just up the tortillas in a skillet for a few minutes.  This recipe also calls for a quick slaw.  I just mixed fat free Greek yogurt, Sriracha, Asian Sweet Chili Sauce, and lime juice and add to shredded red cabbage.

 

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos are perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  Sweet chili sauce toss in perfectly cooked shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla and topped with cabbage.  Asian flavors turned into tacos are sure to please a crowd.  Sweet with just a hint of spice.  I like to top my tacos with cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.

 

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos-Perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Sweet chili sauce toss in shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla & topped with cabbage. Asian flavors turned into tacos are sure to please a crowd. Weight Watcher friendly (7 SmartPoints).

 

I hope you enjoy these *taco* bites of flavor!

 

Serves 8, 2 Tacos Per Serving

Sweet & Spicy Asian Shrimp Tacos

7 SMARTPOINTS per serving

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tailed removed (about 16 Large shrimp)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 8 Corn Tortillas (I used Missions Yellow Corn Extra Thin)
  • Cilantro
  • Limes
  • Chili Sauce Ingredients:
  • ½ Cup Asian Sweet Chili Sauce
  • ½ Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • Slaw Ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoons Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Asian Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 2 Cups Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeds removed

Instructions

    Shrimp Directions:
  1. Rinse off shrimp and pat dry.
  2. Season with salt & pepper and add to a large zip lock bag.
  3. To the bag, add cornstarch and shake the bag to coat the shrimp. Set aside.
  4. Heat large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
  5. Cook shrimp on each side for about 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet and set on a plate.
  6. Lower heat to medium low.
  7. Sweet Chili Sauce Directions:
  8. Mix chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and Sriracha in a bowl and combine well.
  9. Mince garlic.
  10. To the skillet over medium low heat, add olive oi.
  11. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  12. Pour in chili sauce mix and bring to a boil.
  13. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  14. Add shrimp back to skillet and stir to coat shrimp with the sauce.
  15. Add juice of half a lime.
  16. Let cook for 5 minutes.
  17. Slaw Directions:
  18. Slice cabbage and jalapeno into strips and add to a big zip lock bag.
  19. To the zip lock bag, add Greek yogurt, sweet chili sauce, and lime juice.
  20. Shake bag to coat cabbage and jalapenos.
  21. To assemble tacos:
  22. Heat tortillas over burner to char for 2 minutes on each side.
  23. Lay tortilla flat, add some of the slaw and 1-2 pieces of shrimp.
  24. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedge.

Notes

NUTRITION: Makes 8, 2 Tacos Per Serving - (7 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 252 FAT: 6.1 SATURATED FAT: 0.8 CARBS: 28 FIBER: 3.7 SUGARS: 7.5 PROTEIN: 20.1

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40 Comments

  1. Very well put together! This is definitely a site that I will always come back to. I love that you've displayed the nutritional facts and provided the info in such an organized format.
    • Oh thank you! I'm excited for you to get the weekly newsletter filled with my recipes. I hope you try some out soon. Thank you so much for commenting and subscribing Oyinkan!
  2. I love shrimp! You're right, it cooks in a pinch...perfect for a quick and easy meal. I'm always looking for new recipes, and this one looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing
    • I love shrimp too and sometimes forget how versatile it can be :)! I hope you try this soon. Thanks so much for commenting Chelsea!
  3. We eat tacos once a week too, but the "boring" kind. You just gave me a reason to change them up!
  4. YES! This is one of those things I always order at the restaurant but despite my best efforts I can never successfully recreate it at home. Thank you!
    • Chicken would be GREAT for this recipe! To make it even quicker, buy a store bought cooked rotisserie chicken. YUM! Thanks so much for commenting Sharmin!
    • I hadn't heard of these types of tacos until a few years ago. Different, but delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Bree!
  5. These look so good! You had me at sweet chili sauce ;) Tacos are definitely one of my faves. xo Jen www.asipofbliss.com
  6. Yum! These shrimp tacos look amazing. Since I'm a huge fan of any kind of taco, I will definitely be making these for dinner very soon. Thanks for sharing!
    • Great question Kelly! At the bottom of the recipe, there is a nutrition facts for 2 tacos. Here is the breakdown for 1 taco: Calories- 126, Fat- 3, Saturated Fat- 0.4, Carbs- 14, Fiber- 1.9, Sugars- 3.8, Protein- 10. Nutrition is calculated using the Weight Watchers Nutrition Calculator.

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