As of 2015, Food.com features multiple shrimp taco recipes. Each recipe features unique seasoning and instructions for cooking the seafood, but all call for at least one pound of peeled, deveined shrimp.
Avocado, lime, garlic, cilantro and chili powder are all common ingredients used in Food.com's taco recipes. Some recipes call for soft tortillas, while others recommend crunchy taco shells. Garnishes include sour cream, mayonnaise-based sauce and salsa. Cabbage or lettuce can offer crunch to a taco and fruits like mango and pineapple are recommended in some recipes.
Shrimp tacos are a perfect summertime food, according to Life Ambrosia. Strong seasonings, like cumin and chili powder, found in shrimp tacos are contrasted with cooler flavors like avocado, lime and sour cream. Diners looking to reduce the spiciness altogether can reduce the chili powder and omit cayenne pepper, which is called for in Life Ambrosia's recipe.
Taco is a general term like sandwich and documentation dating back to 16th century observations by Spanish colonists mention the inclusion of seafood in tacos, states What's Cooking America. English-language taco recipes can be found in California cookbooks dating back to 1914. Anything that could be rolled inside a tortilla could be considered a taco and fillings vary greatly by region. Ensenada, Mexico claims to be the birthplace of the fish taco, and modern restaurants and taco trucks have made the taco their own throughout the Southwestern United States, and beyond.