JUST 30 | Spicy Shrimp Tacos

A.D. Argyle
3 min readMar 5, 2019

Combining succulent shrimp with searing spices and tasty pico de gallo makes for a scrumptious dinner in just 30 minutes!


1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 tbsp. butter or oil

1 small yellow onion, diced

2 anaheim peppers, diced


pepper jack cheese, shredded

pico de gallo


2 tbsp. each of:

cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper

1 tbsp. each of:

onion powder, oregano, cayenne pepper


feel free to add sour cream, rice, tomatoes, lettuce/cabbage, etc.

Seasoned shrimp sauteing in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. © Ashleigh Denise Argyle. 2018.
Spicy Shrimp Tacos. © Ashleigh Denise Argyle. 2018.

spicy shrimp tacos | 4 servings


After peeling and deveining the shrimp (you can also buy deveined shrimp!), heat your butter or oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat.

Sprinkle seasonings over the shrimp (in a bowl) and mix until evenly coated.

When the pan is hot, place your onions in and saute for just a minute before adding the seasoned shrimp.

Allow each side to cook for two or three minutes, acquiring a nice sear on the outside, then turn down the heat to medium.

Incorporate the Anaheim peppers before placing a lid over the pan, allowing the peppers to soften and the shrimp to continue cooking.

This is a perfect time to cut up your toppings and shred your cheese!

Several minutes later, stirring occasionally, the shrimp is plump, juicy, and ready to be added to your warmed tortillas.

This is a quick and easy dinner that isn’t hard on a budget. When paired with Mexican rice, refried beans, or even chips and guac, this meal is hearty and filling.

eat! logo. © Ashleigh Denise Argyle. 2018.

This recipe can be tailored to any palate, so feel free to play around with your favorite flavors! If you tried out this recipe, let me know how it went, and if you haven’t attempted this one yet, let me know what kind of recipes you’re interested in!



A.D. Argyle

Ashleigh is a creator from the States that explores social issues and interests.