TFIMB Kung Pow Shrimp Tacos

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TFIMB Kung Pow Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time 15 minutes • Total Time .5 hours
Difficulty Level:


  1. Mix the slaw ingredients and allow to chill while making the rest of the recipe.
  2. Add the sesame oil to a frying pan on medium heat and add the celery and carrot. Cook about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the shrimp, garlic and ginger and cook 5 minutes stirring often.
  4. Add in the rice wine, soy sauce, honey, and chopped habanero and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts and scallions.
  5. Meanwhile, heat up the taco shells in a hot dry frying pan or griddle. I like to splash a bit of water on the tortillas before I put them on the hot griddle so they steam just a bit. I find this helps them stay a bit more elastic
  6. To build your tacos, first add the shrimp, then some slaw on top. Add more peanuts and scallions to finish it off.

Makes 6 tacos



  • - Slaw Topping -
  • 1 Cup Shredded Bok Choy
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrot
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cucumber
  • 1 Thinly Sliced Red Chili (jalapeño)
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • - Shrimp Filling -
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Carrot
  • 1/2 Pound Shrimp (41-50 size, cleaned)
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (Tamari for gluten free)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 Fresh Habanero, Chopped (wear gloves!)
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Scallions (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Toasted Peanuts (plus more for garnish)
  • 6 White Corn Tortillas