Drawing inspiration from both Asian and Mexican cuisines, these bang bang shrimp tacos are a fusion of bold and exciting flavors that’ll keep you coming back for more. The key to these tacos is layering flavors, from the smoky seasoning on the shrimp to the tangy red cabbage and zesty Bang Bang sauce.
Let’s get started on this delicious recipe! First, preheat your grill to high heat and clean the grates. While the grill is heating up, mix together the seasoning ingredients, including smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, guajillo powder (or chili powder), salt, black pepper, and avocado oil. Coat the cleaned and deveined shrimp with the seasoning mixture, then sprinkle corn starch over the shrimp and mix well.
Thread the seasoned shrimp onto skewers and set them aside. In another bowl, thinly slice red cabbage and season it with olive oil, red wine vinegar (or lime juice), salt, and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sweet chili sauce, and rice wine vinegar to make the Bang Bang sauce.
Once the grill is ready, cook the shrimp skewers for about 2 minutes on each side or until they are opaque and slightly charred. Brush the Bang Bang sauce generously onto both sides of the shrimp once they’re cooked. Warm the yellow corn tortillas on the grill for a few seconds on each side until they are soft and pliable.
To assemble the tacos, lay out the warm tortillas on a clean surface. Add a few saucy grilled shrimp to the center of each tortilla, followed by a small portion of the marinated red cabbage. Finally, garnish the tacos with a scattering of thinly sliced chives.
And there you have it – mouthwatering Bang Bang Grilled Shrimp Tacos that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or having a fun dinner at home, these tacos are sure to impress. So go ahead and fire up that grill, gather your ingredients, and get ready for a flavor-packed adventure!
Bang bang Shrimp Tacos
- 2 lbs shrimp cleaned and deveined
- 8 yellow corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp guajillo powder substitute with chili powder if unavailable
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup avocado oil
- 1 tbsp corn starch
Bang Bang Sauce:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Preheat your grill to high heat, ensuring that the grates are clean and ready for cooking.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, guajillo powder, salt, and black pepper. Add the avocado oil to the mixture, but reserve the corn starch for later use. Stir the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined and form a smooth seasoning paste.
Place the cleaned and deveined shrimp in a separate large bowl. Add the seasoning paste to the shrimp, ensuring that each piece is well coated. Afterward, sprinkle the corn starch over the seasoned shrimp and mix once more until evenly distributed. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, ensuring they are evenly spaced, and set them aside.
Thinly slice approximately 1/4 of the red cabbage and place it in another bowl. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and red wine vinegar, or alternatively, add a splash of lime juice for a tangy twist. Season the cabbage with salt and pepper, then set it aside to allow the flavors to meld together.
In a separate small bowl, prepare the Bang Bang sauce by combining the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sweet chili sauce, and rice wine vinegar. Mix the ingredients together until you achieve a smooth, homogeneous sauce.
Place the shrimp skewers on the preheated grill, cooking for about 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and slightly charred. Once cooked, remove the skewers from the grill and generously brush the Bang Bang sauce onto both sides of the shrimp.
While the shrimp are resting, warm the yellow corn tortillas on the grill for a few seconds on each side, or until they are soft and pliable.
To assemble the tacos, start by laying out the warm tortillas on a clean surface. Add a few saucy grilled shrimp to the center of each tortilla, followed by a small portion of the marinated red cabbage. Finally, garnish the tacos with a scattering of thinly sliced chives
In conclusion, these Bang Bang Grilled Shrimp Tacos are a true culinary adventure that is sure to impress. With their bold and exciting flavors, they are perfect for any occasion, whether you are hosting a party, having a fun dinner at home, or just looking for a new and exciting dish to try.
What makes these tacos so special is the way they combine different culinary influences, from the smoky seasoning on the shrimp to the tangy red cabbage and zesty Bang Bang sauce. Every layer of flavor has been carefully crafted to create a delicious and unforgettable experience.
But what’s even better is how easy they are to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a grill, you can create a dish that looks and tastes like it was prepared by a professional chef. And the best part is, you can customize the recipe to suit your tastes, adding or subtracting ingredients as you see fit.
So go ahead and give these Bang Bang Grilled Shrimp Tacos a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice cook, these tacos are a fun and exciting way to explore new flavors and cuisines. So fire up that grill, gather your ingredients, and get ready to experience a whole new level of taco goodness. Happy cooking!
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