Old Bay Shrimp Tacos with an Avocado Cream Sauce


old bay shrimp tacos

Old Bay Shrimp Tacos

Quick and easy tacos with a beachy American spin. Sautéed shrimp in an old bay olive oil, paired with bell peppers and onions on a yellow corn tortilla. Top with a homemade avocado crema sauce and some bright cilantro.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • Gas stove


Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro finely chopped
  • Yellow corn tortillas
  • 1 lime halved, for juice

Avocado Crema

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp salt


Old Bay Shrimp Tacos

  • In a bowl, mix together the olive oil and Old Bay seasoning, until thoroughly combined. Toss in the shrimp, until they are fully coated in the mixture.
  • Season a skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Wait until the oil is shimmering, then add the shrimp. Pour in the rest of the Old Bay mixture. Flip the shrimp after 2 minutes and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • If the pan has gone dry, season with more olive oil. Add the bell peppers and onions and sauté until soft.
  • On another burner, char the corn tortillas over the open flame. Use tongs to flip the tortilla after 10-20 seconds, until charred to your liking.
  • Assemble the tacos. On a corn tortilla, layer the bell pepper and onion mixture on the bottom, then place the Old Bay shrimp on top. Make sure to add some of that Old Bay olive oil sauce! Top each taco with cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Avocado Crema

  • In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients until smooth. If you want the crema to be thinner, add a tablespoon of water, or more lime juice.
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