Buffalo Shrimp Tacos


Buffalo Shrimp Tacos

  • Servings: ”5”
  • Difficulty: super easy
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This is an easy meal using frozen shrimp and whatever is in your fridge!


  • 1.5 lbs (~680g) Frozen precooked (or raw) shrimp, thawed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ cup Buffalo Sauce ie. “Frank’s” (or just enough to coat shrimp)
  • Taco shells (I used corn tortillas) but you can use flour wraps or even lettuce wraps if you prefer
  • Toppings: Grated cheese, lettuce or thinly sliced cabbage, cilantro, hot peppers, red bell pepper, ranch or blue cheese dressing, and/or any other vegetables in your fridge!


  1. Ensure your shrimp is thawed (you can run it under cold water in a strainer to thaw quicker). Dry excess water by dabbing with a paper towel if needed.
  2. Add garlic, paprika and black pepper to shrimp and mix till evenly dispersed.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium low heat. Add the canola oil.
  4. Once oil is heated, add shrimp. If shrimp is precooked, heat until just warm or if shrimp is raw, heat until pink. (Do not overcook or shrimp will become rubbery.)
  5. Add buffalo sauce to pan and mix to coat shrimp.
  6. Make your tacos by adding shrimp and toppings to your taco shell or wrap of choice!