Day Old Shrimp Cocktails Into Shrimp Tacos

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
5 tacos
10 min

Shrimp cocktails is such a great snack/appetizer I love to get when hosting, but the problem is the leftovers don't keep well. I would say 3 days after purchase they are beginning to become questionable. Instead of throwing the left over shrimp cocktail in the trash, I like to convert them to shrimp tacos!

I start off by taking all the tails off and sautéing the shrimp over olive oil in a pan. I also squeeze fresh lime or lemon.

When making any type of Mexican inspired dish, I often like to add a table spoon of salsa for flavor.

I also add a dash of chili powder.

Then cook it all together for 5 minutes. The shrimp are already cooked so you really only need to heat it up.

I like my shrimp tacos with salsa and cilantro lime sauce on top and garnish with cilantro! I was feeling tacos with Cinco de Mayo this month!

Day Old Shrimp Cocktails Into Shrimp Tacos
Recipe details
  • 5  tacos
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • left over shrimp cocktail
  • salsa
  • chili powder
  • taco shells
  • coleslaw
  • cilantro lime sauce

sauté shrimp in pan with olive oil for 5 minutes
add salsa and chili powder
put into taco shells with coleslaw and calintro s