Shrimp Tacos with Yogurt Sauce

shrimp tacos yogurt sauce

You know how sometimes you make a recipe, it’s awesome, and then you forget about it? Then way down the road, you make it again and think, “DANG that’s awesome. Again. Why the heck did I wait so long to make it again?”

That’s this recipe. I don’t know why I waited so long to make it again. It’s so good! And honestly, pretty darn quick. You can finish it in 30 minutes or less.

Shrimp is a shellfish, so it’s a potential allergen. The yogurt sauce (which can just be left off for a younger babe) is dairy (though you could probably use a soy or coconut yogurt with similar results). And the shrimp are fried; you could use any sort of flour to coat them. We used regular all-purpose flour, but you could use almond flour or even coconut flour. You can also use cornmeal.

Here’s your recipe!

INGREDIENTS (these are approximate!!)

  • 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp (medium or large)
  • 1-2 eggs (start with 1 and add another if you need it!)
  • 1/2 cup or so of flour (or cornmeal or whatever) – it’s just for coating, so that’s an approximate measurement
  • about 3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • flour tortillas
  • avocado
  • 1/4 of a cabbage, shredded or chopped finely


  1. Heat some oil (we used coconut) in a skillet. Medium heat is good.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and put the flour in a second bowl.
  3. Dip the shrimp in eggs, then flour, then place them in the skillet.
  4. Once browned, flip them. Let them cool on a wire rack if you have one!
  5. While the shrimp are cooking, make your yogurt sauce. Just mix the yogurt, lemon, salt, cilantro, and cumin in a bowl.
  6. Also shred your cabbage and slice or mash your avocado (we sliced ours).
  7. In a tortilla, put some cabbage, avocado, and shrimp, then drizzle the sauce on top. 
  8. For a baby, you can place 1 or 2 shrimp, 1 or 2 avocado slices, a few bites of tortilla and cabbage on the tray. You can drizzle the sauce on the shrimp or tortilla if you think your baby will try it like that.

shrimp tacos yogurt sauce