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Garlic Butter Shrimp Tacos

Any easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Taco recipe that’s stacked with fresh avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, and homemade garlic butter sauce. A delicious and easy weeknight dinner meal, these garlic butter shrimp tacos are kid-tested and approved.

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Garlic Butter Shrimp Tacos

It’s football season! You know what that means right? Gameday snacks are a must and to keep your family fueled and cheering on your favorite football team you need a snack that will keep them going. Throughout the years we have tried many recipes and have found a few that are not only super delicious but super easy to make.

They take almost no time to make and are super customizable. These aren’t just great Game Day Snacks they are also great for Taco Tuesday. With the Taco Boats, it makes it easy for your team players to grab and eat while they cheer on their favorite team.

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3 Tips For Game Day Snacks

My family loves seafood, so when I came across this idea the kids were more than happy to try my new recipe.  To switch things up a little but I decided to move away from the traditional taco seasoning and wanted to adventure out and try different flavor combinations.

To get the most out of this recipe I like to make a little taco bar station on game day and set out all of the layers of food they can pile on. These Taco Boats are so good at holding up to our appetites, we have so many opportunities to add on or add more of whatever we want, without worrying about the boat tipping over.

1. Easy Snack Options

You need something that will be super easy to make and you can whip on in a jiffy. Choose ingredients and snacks that can be made at the same cooking times alongside one another in the oven or on the stovetop.

2. Offer A Snack Bar

I like to offer a snack table/bar for my family to pick from. This cuts down my serving time and allows for them to customize the way they want their food to be put together. When I set up Taco Bars I like to separate the ingredients into medium to large size bowls for the kids to pick from. It’s less of a mess to clean up and it allows for them to be creative.

3. Make it Fun

Decorate your Snack Bar and food table with some fun Game Day decor. You can find the latest and greatest in party supplies at your local Walmart.

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Easy Shrimp Taco’s

When it comes to finding the best taco boat there is, I like to reach for the Old El Paso Taco Boats that can be found at your local Walmart. They come as kits and also as Mini Taco Boats, they can be found in the Mexican Food Section. 

For my recipe, I highly recommend that you use the Old El Paso Taco Boats, paired with the Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans. This power combo brings out the delish in this delicious meal. My boys love to top their Garlic Butter Shrimp Taco Boats with Siracha Sauce. I personally love the extra kick, while my girls love

I really hope your family likes our recipe and that you can come back and tell us what they thought.

The Best Shrimp for Tacos

  • tiger shrimp
  • pink medium deveined and peeled
  • white medium shrimp deveined and peeled

The best shrimp to use for shrimp tacos in my opinion is tiger shrimp. I personally love how plump they are and how they hold up well to heat. Another good variety of shrimp is pink shrimp and white shrimp that has been deveined and peeled.

California Avocado Pica De Gallo

  • avocados
  • cilantro
  • lemons
  • tomatoes
  • garlic

A super simple California Avocado Pica De Gallo that features fresh-cut avocados, garlic, tomatoes, lemon juice, and tons of fresh cilantro. I do not use onions for this recipe but please feel free to throw in some minced red onions for a bump in delicious flavor!

Making the Fresh California Avocado Pica De Gallo

To make the fresh California avocado pica de Gallo you will need to start by mincing the Garlic and setting it aside. On a cutting board cut the cherry tomatoes into 4 quarters, and set in a small mixing bowl. Add the diced avocado and then squeeze 1 whole lemon into the bowl, toss in fresh cilantro and then set aside in the fridge.

Use this fresh avocado pica de gallo for tons of different dishes. I personally like to top my tacos with this mix, or I will throw it on top of grilled chicken.

Creamy garlic parmesan shrimp is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. Ready in just minutes, this quick and easy shrimp recipe goes great with a fresh salad or on top of your favorite pasta.

More Easy Dinner Ideas

Need some more dinner inspiration? I have you covered! Try some of my easy weeknight dinner recipes on my blog, like my easy Sticky Mongolian Meatballs which go great with freshly steamed jasmine rice. Or my One-Pot Broccoli Gnocchi that you can’t go wrong with.

Yield: 8

Garlic Butter Shrimp Taco Boats

Garlic Butter Shrimp Taco Boats

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Deveined and Peeled Shrimp
  • 1 Old El Paso Taco Boat Kit
  • 1 Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Container of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • Optional Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  1. Mince the Garlic and then set aside, On a cutting board cut the cherry tomatoes into 4 quarters, and set in a small mixing bowl. Add the diced avocado and then squeeze 1 whole lemon into the bowl, toss in fresh cilantro and then set aside in the fridge.
  2. In a small sauce pan warm up the Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans, keep on a simmer until all of the food is finished cooking.
  3. In a medium frying pan melt 2 tablespoons of butter and then add the garlic. Fry for a minute and then add the shelled and deveined shrimp, toss for about 3-4 minutes until about half way cooked. Add the remainder butter and then squeeze half a lemon into the pan with the shrimp. Let cook together until the shrimp is fully cooked. Toss in fresh cilantro and mix until well blended.
  4. Lay out the Old El Paso Taco boats and add the first layer of Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans. Add the next layer of the Garlic Butter Shrimp and then generously top them off with the Cherry Tomato and Avocados. Use the Taco Kits Sauce provided and then sprinkle on some cheese. Serve warm and Enjoy!

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The Pink Caboodle

Monday 31st of October 2016

Yes!!! You had me at garlic! Lol can't wait to try!

Ann Bacciaglia

Monday 24th of October 2016

My family is going to love these. I am always looking for new ways to cook with shrimp. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for dinner this week.

mary jenkins (@westwoodmary)

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

Any idea what to use instead of shrimp? My husband and grown son don like fish of any kind!

Jay's Sweet N Sour Life

Monday 24th of October 2016

Hey Mary, you can substitute with chicken if you would like just adjust the cooking time according to the size and amount of chicken you choose to cook.

mary jenkins (@westwoodmary)

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

love your easy receipts. Your pics are awesome and make me hungry to look at. thank you kindly for sharing!

mary jenkins (@westwoodmary)

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

i meant to say love your recipes!

sayhellonature

Sunday 23rd of October 2016

I love shrimp in mexican food. I'll definitely have to make this!

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