Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe by FrenchByDesign

Easy Shrimp Tacos

I thought it’d be fun to share with you some of mister FrenchByDesign’s world over here, so today, I’m sharing his signature shrimp tacos recipe. It’s one of our favorites at the house, and it’s easy to prepare for a laid-back soirée with friends and fam’ on the patio — ok, indoors if you don’t live in sunny California or if it’s not summer where you read me from. Bon appétit, friends!

Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe by FrenchByDesign

Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

You will need:

  • 8 to 10 soft tortillas
  • 2 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 ½ cup of Pancetta, lardons or bacon, diced
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, or 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 30 to 35 shrimps (count 4 shrimps per taco, 2 tacos per person)
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage
  •  1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of red salsa
  •  1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Seasoning: salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder or Tabasco-style sauce
  • Freshly-cut cilantro leaves for presentation
Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe by FrenchByDesign


In a large saucepan, cook the diced pancetta or bacon for 5 minutes. Add the chopped onion and let the mixture cook together for another 5 minutes. Then, add the shrimps and let simmer on medium-heat for 8 to 10 additional minutes, or until the shrimps are fully cooked. Season with salt, pepper, and one tablespoon of paprika.
Set the saucepan aside.

For the sauce, mix, in a bowl, the sour cream with the red salsa and the tablespoon of lime juice (1:1:1 ratio, in case you need to make more). Add the chili powder or Tabasco-style sauce to your preference (optional). 

Build your taco:
Start with the shredded cabbage as a base of your taco, then add the shrimp/pancetta/onion mixture, and top with a spoon of sauce and some shredded cheese. Add the cilantro as a topping if desired. Serve immediately.

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Canapé plates from Suite One Studio ·

Dark yellow coupe glass from Anthropology – similar here

Kitchen clothes used as napkins from Fog Linen

Vintage forks, scouted, similar here.

Steak knife with rubber wood handle, from Laguiole

Recipe by mister FrenchByDesign, photography by me.

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