taco tuesday X 2 – Easy Shrimp Tacos & Asian Beef Tacos

August 11, 2020

Author: KatieChin

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Hi Cooped Up Cooking with Katie Fans – Here are the recipes from today’s show!!

Easy Shrimp Tacos


  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Warm tortillas (corn or flour)

Suggested toppings; avocado slices, cilantro leaves, shredded red cabbage, sour cream, shredded cheese, jalapeno or serrano pepper slices, lime wedges


Heat a large non-stick skillet, over medium heat.   Add the garlic and saute until fragrant about 30 seconds.  Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper and saute for about 30 more seconds.

Add the shrimp and saute for 1 minute. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.   Remove from the heat and stir in the salsa.

Serve tacos on warm tortillas with your favorite toppings and lime wedges on the side.

Asian Beef Tacos


  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, sirloin steak or flank steak, cut against the grain into thin strips


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstsarch
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Suggested toppings:  Bean sprouts, Chopped scallions, Cilatnro leaves, chopped peanuts, Crispy garlic


In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients until blended. Pour the marinade ingredients in a large resealable plastic food storage bag over the beef.  Toss to coat.  . Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and up to overnight.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add beef and saute until desired doneness.    Spoon beef on warm tortillas and serve with favorite toppings.