RECIPE: Gluten-Free Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

What up, Gluten-Free fam?

If you’re anything like me, you know that being GF makes it hard AF to miss out on Taco Tuesday. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ignored my dietary needs simply because I can’t resist some bomb tacos.

Thankfully, there’s a whole line of tortillas and taco shells from Siete that are GF, and also delicious. For this recipe, I used the cassava flour tortillas, and honestly, you can’t even tell they’re grain free. You can thank me later.


Serves 2-3 people


-1 lb. uncooked shrimp, tail off, peeled and deveined

(PRO TIP: If you’re using the frozen kind, thaw the shrimp before marinating to ensure you end up with a crispy blackened texture when cooking them.)

-1 package, Siete Cassava Flour Grain-Free Tortillas

-1 cup red cabbage, shredded

-1 jalepeno, sliced

-1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped

-1 lime

-2 tbsp. olive oil

-4 cloves garlic, minced

-1 tbsp. chili powder

-1 tbsp. paprika

-1 tsp. cumin

-1 tsp. oregeno

-1 tsp. garlic powder

-salt and pepper to taste

-1 tbsp. butter

-1 avocado, sliced

-1/2 cup sour cream

-2 tbsp. BOLD SAUCE CO. Cilantro Lime Sauce – use code GINGER when you order to save 10%

-2 tbsp. whole milk


Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add shrimp, olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, minced garlic, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together and massage onto shrimp.

Marinate in fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Prep the taco toppings.

Roughly chop the cilantro, slice the jalepeno and avocado, shred the cabbage, cut 1/2 the lime into wedges (reserve the other half to juice for the sauce).

Step 3: Cook the shrimp.

In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Arrange shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes each side.

Step 4: Prepare the tortillas.

Heat a griddle on medium-high heat, cooking each tortilla for 10-15 seconds each.

Step 5: Make the Cilantro-Lime Crema.

Add sour cream, BOLD SAUCE CO. Cilantro Lime Sauce and milk to a small mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together.

Step 6: Assemble your tacos. Squeeze remaining lime over the top.

Hey kids! Just a heads up that this post may contain affiliate links to products I love and use. If you take action after clicking one of these links (i.e. subscribe, make a purchase, etc.) I’ll earn a bit of a commission, which helps me keep this blog up and running – so you can keep finding dope recipes like this one to recreate yourself! Thanks in advance for supporting The Northeast Ginger – xoxo Gossip Girl

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