Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos

Fire sauce recipe here: Homemade Crunch Wrap and Fire Sauce

Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 tacos


The tacos

  • 1 14oz bag coleslaw
  • 6 6" or 8" corn tortilla
  • 3/4 lb cooked shrimp tails removed
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 355 ml beer 1 bottle
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder optional
  • 1 cup Mexican Crema
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped rough
  • vegetable oil

The slaw

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  • fill a medium sauce pot with oil 4-5" deep. Heat on high til almost smoking then reduce heat to medium-high
  • Combine all the slaw ingredients except the slaw into a large bowl and whisk thoroughly to combine into the dressing. Add the slaw and toss to coat.
  • Cover the bowl of slaw and refrigerate at least 2 hours
  • Combine the beer, flour and optional chipotle powder in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Toss the shrimp in the batter until fully coated. Fry in batches 4-6 minutes until the batter is golden brown. Remove and drain and set aside
  • Serve shrimp in corn tortillas with the slaw, topped with crema, fire sauc, cilantro and lime juice