fried shrimp tacos


Fried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa

Fried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa

Tacos de Camarón con Ensalada de Jícama, Manzana y Pepino y Salsa de Guacamole

Recipe Yield

4 to 6

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.20 from 5 votes


For the shrimp:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more to season shrimp
  • 1 1/4 cups seltzer
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined (tails off)
  • Safflower oil

To Prepare

  • Combine the flour, cumin, chipotle, and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the seltzer water to make a batter.
  • Season the shrimp with salt.
  • In a heavy, wide skillet or casserole, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches and heat over medium for at least 5 minutes. Test the heat by dipping a wooden spoon or the tip of a piece of shrimp into the oil — it should bubble happily around whatever you introduce into it. Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet and cover the rack with paper towels. If you don’t have a cooling rack, just cover the baking sheet with paper towels.
  • Dip the shrimp into the batter and carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry until golden and crisp, turning once, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to the cooling rack and season with salt.
  • Serve the shrimp on a warm tortilla topped with the slaw and guacamole salsa.


16comments inFried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa

  1. Patty Tice

    Aug 07

    Hi Pati! I’m Patty too 🙂 First off, I LOVE you! You are amazing and very good at what you do. I watch your show every chance I get and don’t even mind watching repeats! After watching this recipe unfold on KPBS episode, my husband and I were drooling in the end and I want to make these for an upcoming pool party. Do you think I can pre-fry the shrimp earlier in the day and then maybe reheat in my air fryer?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Absolutely Patty, great idea. Just make sure to quick re heat so you do not overcook the shrimp 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. Brenda D

    Apr 21

    Pati this is exactly the reason you are my favourite chef in the USA. Loved, loved, loved it all. I experimented with friends who are happy to be guinea pigs and we all absolutely loved it. I was not convinced I would when I tried the dressing on its own, but together with the salad it was a winner too. And I just happened to have your guacamole salsa in the fridge because I usually do! Absolute taste sensations. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 01

      So happy to read that you and your friends enjoyed this recipe Brenda, un abrazo grande!

  3. John Sweeney

    Apr 18

    The whole family thinks they went out to a Mexican restaurant! So fresh!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Yay!! So very happy to read this John, my love to all the family.

  4. Carol

    Mar 24

    Yum! Will try for sure.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 24

      Yay, hope you like them!

  5. Mai Do

    Feb 21

    I love shrimp and jicama, so when I watched this episode I wanted to make this taco right away because it seems so easy. I just made this tonight and the flavor is phenomenal. I’m not Mexican, but I love authentic Mexican food. Thank you Pati for sharing amazing recipes and showing people like me how to cook your delicious cuisine! Keep up the good work!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 23

      Love that you loved this recipe Mai, thanks so much for the kind words too 😉


    Feb 09

    Hola Pati toda esa comida se mira deliciosa. Quiero decirte que durante los últimos años estuve yo en la pinta y me gustaba ver su programa en Oregón estación pública. Yo soy un chef retirado y me encantaba mirar cuando probabais los platos que hacías muchas gracias

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      Muchas gracias a ti, un abrazo!

  7. Steven A

    Dec 19

    Perfectly delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 26

      SO happy you liked them Steven 🙂

  8. María

    Nov 22

    La reseta es perfecta,me encantó prepararla y fue fácil seguir las instrucciones

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 28

      Me da muchisimo gusto Maria, te mando un abrazo!

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