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Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos


Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #shrimp #tacos #recipe

This recipe is inspired by Tre, one of our local restaurants.  One night my yoga friends and I were at Tre, hanging out on their beautiful patio having a drink after yoga and some of us were having a little bite to eat as well. My friend Kay ordered the Caribbean Shrimp Street Tacos and she was just delighted when she tasted them. She loved how the shrimp was slightly shredded … and me, I was mentally taking notes as she talked about her dining experience. Fortunate for me, she couldn’t eat all the tacos they brought her, so I got to TASTE them too … and yeah, I figured out a way I could make this marvelous creation at home, or at least something tangentially similar.

My version is yes, tangentially similar to theirs, but (IMHO) just as wonderful. I shredded the shrimp with that amazing Japanese yum yum sauce I made … and then put some of that wonderful tropical pineapple mango slaw on top. Personally, I love to drizzle sriracha over it all, for heat. (I LOVE a good spicy heat!) Tre serves theirs with a habanero sauce, but you know, when you’re doing the work of putting these together, it’s okay to rely on Sriracha for the heat (and seriously, it’s wonderful!) … if you’re looking for a milder taco, just skip the Sriracha.

I served these at the “Summer Bash/Luau” last weekend and they were a big hit! Everyone I talked to told me they were wonderful. Personally, these tacos make me insanely happy. Then again, I am almost as happy skipping the tortillas and making all of this into an Asian shrimp taco salad–just put the slaw on bottom and shrimp on top, with a drizzle of Sriracha. Add a few chopped macadamias on top for crunch and maybe a few fresh mint or cilantro leaves. Whether you choose to make them as tacos or salad, I think you’ll agree that they are a little taste of tropical heaven!

Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 8 tacos

Serving Size: 2 - 3 tacos

Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos


  • About 2 cups of frozen peeled shrimp, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup of Japanese Yum Yum Sauce (recipe here) or Sriracha mayo
  • Small flour tortillas (6-inch or even smaller)
  • Tropical Pineapple Mango Coleslaw (recipe here)
  • Sriracha sauce, if desired, and fresh mint or cilantro for garnish


  1. If the shrimp have tails on them, pull them off, then put the thawed, peeled shrimp in a mini food processor with the sauce and pulse to roughly shred the shrimp and mix with the sauce. Taste and add more sauce if needed, gently pulsing just a couple times to mix.
  2. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the shrimp mixture down the center of each tortilla, then a healthy spoonful of the tropical slaw on top. Garnish with freshly chopped mint and drizzle with sriracha (if desired). Enjoy!


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tropical #shrimp #tacos #recipe

This recipe was shared at What to Do WeekendsSunday Fitness & Food, Home Matters, Let’s Get Real and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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12 Responses

  1. DD

    These look amazing!!! Definitely on my recipe list to make soon 🙂

    July 26, 2016 at 7:08 am

    • Ann

      Oh I hope you do try them!!! They are wonderful.

      July 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

  2. I have to try your YUM YUM sauce, perfect name for it! The colors are gorgeous and the flavors must be amazing!

    July 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

    • Ann

      You really do, Nettie! I can’t wait to see what you’d make with it … it’s so delicious and good with EVERYTHING.

      July 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  3. These look so tempting Ann, can’t wait to try them ♥

    July 27, 2016 at 3:38 am

  4. These look so delicious, Ann! I love the combination of flavors in these tacos, so light and perfect for summer!

    July 27, 2016 at 7:08 am

  5. Right up my ally – these look amazing. Love the touch of macadamias on top!

    July 28, 2016 at 4:22 am

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Shea! You would love these … I just know it!

      July 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

  6. I’m bookmarking this recipe for three reasons:

    1. I live a mile from the Gulf of Mexico, where shrimp are delicious and plentiful;
    2. This recipe looks divine; and
    3. This dish could get me out of hot water with my wife at the drop of a hat.


    July 29, 2016 at 8:21 am

    • Ann


      I’m insanely jealous of you for #1 … I live a bazillion miles away from the ocean (or at least about as far inland as you can get on this continent), and I have to suffer using frozen shrimp pretty much all the time. Let me know when I can come visit!

      And I hope you try this recipe. It’s SO simple and SO good!

      You’re the best!


      July 30, 2016 at 8:34 pm

  7. Your Hawaiian Shrimp Street Tacos look amazing! Love that you have made your own homemade sauces too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned!

    August 1, 2016 at 8:55 am

  8. Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Link Up.

    August 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm