Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos {The Easy and Flavorful Recipe}

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Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos feature Moore’s Marinades new sauce line. These shrimp tacos will knock your socks off with the flavor. Fresh avocado and harissa sauce from Moore’s Marinade is what gives this soft shell taco recipe it’s flavor.



Closeup of shrimp with avocado in soft taco shell


Memory Lane

I have been really working hard on older posts and adding the much-needed SEO to them. As I read and rewrite those old recipe posts, it really took me down memory lane. I never realized how much work drama I actually have documented over the years here on Seduction in the Kitchen.


Shrimp with avocado, cheese, harissa sauce on soft shell taco on blue plate



Work Never Changed

I stopped into my old health center, where this drama took place in these old posts. I still have friends that work there and saw that look on their faces. It was a tired look.


By tired, I don’t mean need sleep. I mean they looked mentally exhausted. It the same look I had before I left to start the new lab.


Work never changed. If anything the work environment there got much worse after I left. I thought possibly I may have been the problem with the way people treated me there. If I was the issue, then why did it get worse after I left?


There is only one girl left from the famous “clique” I talked about in the old posts. She is the biggest troublemaker of them all. Management lets her get away with all the pain she causes co-workers. Why I don’t know. It has always been a mystery.


Moore's Marinades new flavors. 4 bottles on a grey marble table top



Moore’s Marinades Sauce Line

Somethings never change. Sometimes they do and the change is wonderful. That is what Moore’s Marinades have done. They added change to their line of products.


Moore’s has introduced a new sauce line. There are 4 flavors in the line:

  • Spicy Mustard Hot Sauce

  • Jalapeño Hot Sauce

  • Harissa Hot Sauce (which was used in this Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos recipe)

  • Habanero Hot Sauce


soft shell shrimp taco on blue plate on grey marble table top



Soft Shell Taco Recipe

I admit when comes to fish tacos, I love soft shell tacos over a hard shell taco. I think the flour tortilla just goes better with seafood. Plus, I can really cram a lot of the filling inside that soft shell.


Soft SHell shrimp taco long pin



Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos

I first fell in love with shrimp tacos at Taco Bell of all places. They had this California Shrimp Taco they called it. It was part this healthy line they tried to have on the menu.


As you can tell, that line did not take off. Taco Bell, not the place I would think of healthy food at. It late night Mexican cravings is how I think of Taco Bell.


Anyway, I wanted to make a soft shell taco recipe for a while. I wanted to make a shrimp taco recipe. Then Moore’s Marinade sauce line inspired me for this softshell shrimp taco recipe.


Avocado on the bottom, shrimp on top soft shell shrimp taco on blue plate close up



Sauce Is The Secret

I wanted this shrimp taco to really burst with flavor. I wanted to add heat to the recipe. I new using avocado and sour cream would balance the heat from the taco flavored shrimp.


That is where the Harissa sauce from Moore’s Marinades comes in. That hot sauce is the secret to these tasty tacos. It is added to the simmering taco seasoning as the shrimp cook.


Trust me you will love this dynamite soft shell taco recipe. If you want a change of pace from beef tacos, then this shrimp taco recipe is what you want to make. It is amazing and your taste buds will thank you.



A soft shell shrimp taco with all the toppings


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Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos Recipe
Yield: 12

Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Soft Shell Shrimp Tacos feature Moore's Marinades new sauce line. These shrimp tacos will knock your socks off with the flavor. Fresh avocado and harissa sauce from Moore's Marinade is what gives this soft shell taco recipe it's flavor


  • 1lb medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon Moore's Marinade Harissa Sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 12 soft taco shells
  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 oz sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3⁄4cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  1. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, taco seasoning, hot sauce, garlic and 2 tablespoons of lime juice; toss to coat, and let the shrimp marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add shrimp mixture; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.
  4. Remove shrimp from skillet.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice over the shrimp.
  6. Place a layer of shredded lettuce and avocado on the soft shell tacos.
  7. Spoon shrimp mixture on top the lettuce-avocado.
  8. Add the rest of the toppings.
  9. Serve them up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 86mg Sodium: 750mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 12g

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  • Debra C.
    May 11, 2018

    Love me some shrimp tacos and that sauce? So much flavor!! Bring it on – I’ll take two please! 🙂

  • I’m happy you left that drama behind and these gorgeous tacos are a great way to celebrate that move. I love everything about them, especially the Moore’s sauce, one of our favorites. Fantastic job with this recipe, Dee!

  • Sandra Shaffer
    May 12, 2018

    This looks wonderful and I’m with you on soft shells vs the hard ones. Right now I’m on a shrimp kick, so I’ll be whipping these up next!

  • Angela
    May 13, 2018

    Oh my, the flavor on that shrimp sounds amazing! We are huge taco fans and this is going on the list for our next taco night!

  • michele
    May 13, 2018

    This sounds really good. Im eating a lot healthier and this fits in the required foods list! Cant wait to try it because it sounds like it has soooooooo much flavor!

  • Michaela Kenkel
    May 14, 2018

    I love shrimp tacos — and that sauce has only perfected them!! What a great recipe to try this week!!

  • I love shrimp tacos! These look absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to try them!

  • Ashlyn
    May 14, 2018

    Shrimp tacos are something I crave all the time and these sound amazing! I’m right there with you; I definitely prefer the soft shell over hard shell any day!

  • Jennifer Stewart
    May 15, 2018

    You are speaking my language and on Taco Tuesday as well!! I love shrimp and they are so healthy!!