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Blackened Shrimp Taco Bowls

A new, fun, and easy take on shrimp tacos!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4 Taco Bowls
Author Jessica


  • 1- 1 lb Bag of Coleslaw
  • 4 10” Tortillas of choice
  • 32 Tiger Prawns size 26-30
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil. of choice
  • Lime Wedges for serving (optional)

Coleslaw Dressing

  • ½ cup Light Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Spicy Taco Sauce

  • ½ cup Light Mayonnaise
  • Juice of one Lime
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Chipotle Powder

Blackening Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • Dash Cayenne


Coleslaw Dressing

  • In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, sugar, white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, pepper, and salt. Whisk vigorously to combine.
  • In a large bowl add all of the coleslaw, pour the prepared dressing over top and toss to completely combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate coleslaw for at least 30 minutes.

Spicy Taco Sauce

  • In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic powder, paprika, and chipotle powder.
  • Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to use.

Tortilla Bowls

  • There are a few ways to make tortilla bowls.
  • The easiest way is to use a tortilla pan (see above). To use this method, preheat your oven to 350°F, place one 10” tortilla shell into each tortilla pan, and bake for 7-10 minutes until shells are crispy and hold their shape. Remove shells from pans and set aside until ready to assemble the bowls.
  • See above for other options to DIY tortilla shell bowls!

Blackening Seasoning & Shrimp

  • In a small bowl combine paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, pepper, chipotle, and cayenne. Mix to combine.
  • Place the tiger prawns into a large bowl and dab with a paper towel to remove any excess water.
  • Sprinkle the blackening seasoning over top of the shrimp and toss to fully combine. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking.
  • In a large fry pan, add the cooking oil and heat up until the oil shimmers.
  • Add the prawns into the fry pan and cook for 7-10 minutes until the prawns are fully cooked.

To assemble the Blackened Shrimp Taco Bowls

  • Place a prepared tortilla bowl onto a plate.
  • Place ¼ of the coleslaw into the tortilla bowl.
  • Place approx. 8 of the prepared tiger prawns on top of the coleslaw.
  • Drizzle with prepared spicy taco sauce.
  • Serve with a wedge of fresh lime.