Sweet and Hot Shrimp Tacos

Sweet and Hot Shrimp Tacos

Over the winter break my sweet sister-in-law Rachel (and HerHandsomeHusband and cute little kids) stayed with me and my family. We spent a lot of time visiting, playing cards and hanging out with the rest of our extended family.

MyTeenSonMark and my cute sister in law Rachel 

Some who are really brave and daredevil-ish piled on winter gear and frolicked around in the snow. One day I am going to be brave and daredevil-ish. Truly, I am.

For now I just like taking a picture or two…

…or three…

or ten. 🙂

Besides picture taking and snow frolicking, we also spent a lot of time eating some wonderful food. Rachel made  these delicious Sweet and Hot Shrimp Tacos for us while we were enjoying the holiday. They are absolutely fabulous and come together super quickly. You only need about 15 minutes from start to finish. The shrimp are coated in a sweet and spicy chili sauce, served in a crispy corn tortilla and topped with cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. If you enjoy Sea Food, I hope you will give this recipe a try. It is sure to please. 🙂 Thanks Rachel!

Sweet and Hot Shrimp Tacos

Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 tacos
Recipe from the beautiful Rachel Eskelson

3/4 C Sweet Chili Sauce
2 T honey
40 medium sized shrimp (pre-cooked, tail off)
6 corn tortillas
Olive oil
Mexican Cheese Blend

1. Find yourself some sweet chili sauce. (You can purchase this brand of Sweet Chili Sauce in most large grocery stores in the Asian food section).

2. Heat up a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Pour 3/4 C sweet chili sauce into it. Add 2 tablespoons of honey, give it a nice stir to combine and let the mixture heat through.

3. Add about 40 medium sized shrimp to the sauce. Stir them around, making sure all of the shrimp get coated. Let them heat up, just until the shrimp are nice and warm. Watch them carefully. You don’t want them to cook much, as they are already cooked and all. 🙂 Your goal here is to let the shrimp soak in the sauce and get heated through.

4. Heat a large skillet up over medium high heat. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.

Toss in a few corn tortillas, as many as your pan will fit.

Sprinkle them with a bit of salt and allow them to get golden brown on the bottom. Flip them over and let the other side get golden.
5. Remove the tortillas to a serving plate and top them with the saucy shrimp, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Serve immediately.


Hope you are all finding ways to keep warm!!!!! We have seen tempratures as low as -4! Bundle up, won’t you. 🙂

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  1. 1
    January 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  2. 2
    January 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Sounds yummy! What would you serve it with? Spanish rice?

  3. 3
    January 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I guess I should be pleased that our temps are hovering around the freezing mark. Yum on the tacos – they look amazing. And I have to say your snow pics are truly awesome!!

  4. 4
    January 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t wait to try this one.


  5. 5
    kristin morris
    January 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I loved the pics of the kids and all, but that last one is GORGEOUS!!!

  6. 6
    Angie Miller
    January 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    That last picture is breath taking!!!! So pretty!! Thanks for sharing, I refer your blog to my friends and we are never disappointed!!! Thanks again!!!!

  7. 7
    January 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Is that a lake in the background or flat grassland? Whichever, it is beautiful.

  8. 8
    Casey Gibson
    January 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Ooh I’m making these ASAP! My family loves shrimp! And we have temps as low as -27!! So we stay inside and drink lots of hot cocoa!

  9. 9
    Katy Judy
    January 5, 2013 at 9:25 am

    These sound and look fabulous and different. Will try soon!

  10. 10
    January 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    oh boy, will probably make these next week – already making fish tacos tomorrow. we love both fish and shrimp tacos w/my gucamole

  11. 11
    gay coe
    January 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I DID try these, and they are delicious!

  12. 12
    December 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I cant wait to try these! You had me hooked with Mae Ploy! We had your grilled chicken thigh recipe last week with this sauce and I went back to the store and bought all 10 bottles left on the shelf! Amazing!!!

  13. 13
    November 30, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Sounds yummy! What would you serve it with? Spanish rice?

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