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Honey-Butter Mexican Shrimp Tacos




  • 1 pound large shrimp in shell
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder (to taste) or Mexican seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Suggested condiments

  • Lime Crema
  • Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Lime wedges
  • Shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • Guacamole

Lime Crema

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Lime zest from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope dry ranch buttermilk dressing
  • 2 jalapenos (to taste)
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Lime juice from fresh lime


  1. Tacos: Clean and de-vein shrimp and cut into 3 pieces each (depending on how large they are).
  2. Sauté shrimp in hot butter until cooked through (just a few minutes).
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook just before serving.
  5. Have fresh tortillas and a platter of condiments ready.
  6. Lime Crema: Mix ingredients and serve.
  7. Creamy Tomatillo Dressing: Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.


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