Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

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4.81 from 26 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos creates a flavor explosion for your taste buds!  It has that perfect mixture of salty, sweet, spicy, crunchy amazingness that is so satisfying.

Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos with a festive napkin and a bowl of boom boom sauce behind it.

This Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos recipe is so easy to make. The Boom Boom Sauce recipe is a copycat version of Sheetz sauce that you they serve on their sandwiches.

Boom Boom Sauce is comprised from chili peppers, with savory notes from garlic – a perfect tangy-creamy-spicy combo. It is just not something you can use for tacos. You can use it as a dip for chicken and fries, a spread for sandwiches or burgers or even on grilled meats or vegetables. You will want to use this sauce on everything. Trust me!

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What We Love About This Boom Boom Sauce Recipe

This recipe is great for taco tuesday or any day of the week, it is quick and so tempting.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Quick and easy enough for any night of your busy week.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, use different vegetables, make it your own.
Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos in close up.

Ingredient Notes

Shrimp Tacos

  • Frozen Breaded Shrimp – Cook until golden brown.
  • Asian Coleslaw Mix – Find this in the produce section of the grocery store.
  • Boom Boom Sauce ( recipe below)
  • Soft Flour Taco Shells

Recipe for Boom Boom Sauce

Equipment Needed for Boom Boom Sauce for Shrimp

How to Make Boom Boom Sauce for Shrimp Tacos

These are the basic steps for making Boom Boom Sauce Shrimp Tacos. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: HOW TO MAKE BOOM BOOM SAUCE

First, place all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. In the meantime, prepare shrimp according to package directions.

STEP 2: PREPARE SLAW

Then in a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix and Boom Boom sauce, then mix until well coated. Lastly, warm taco shells in microwave by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving on high for 30 seconds

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE

To assemble, first, place 1/4 cup of coleslaw mixture on each taco shell and then place shrimp. Finally, drizzle remaining Boom Boom Sauce on top of shrimp

A row of three Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos.

Prep and Storage Tips for Boom Boom Shrimp Sauce

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the boom boom sauce and asian slaw ahead of time and store in the fridge until ready to make your tacos.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store any remaining boom boom sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

MAKE YOUR OWN CRISPY SHRIMP

Start with raw frozen shrimp, peeled, de-veined and tail off. Dip in corn starch and then make a batter by mixing together all purpose flour, salt, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and black pepper. Then add cold club soda. Mix just enough to combine. Coat the shrimp in the batter and then fry in canola oil at about 350 degrees for 2 minutes. Cook in batches.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE MORE HEALTHY?

Fresh grilled shrimp cooked on skewers can be used instead of fried shrimp. try a low fat or fat free mayo to lower the calorie count. Medium or large shrimp can be used. Gluten free tortillas can also be used.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SOMETHING FOR THE SLAW

Of course, try traditional shredded lettuce or cabbage.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, if you are feeding a crowd this recipe can be adjusted to meet your needs.

ARE SHRIMP TACOS BETTER ON CORN OR FLOUR TORTILLAS?

Truly, this is a matter of preference. In this recipe I utilize the flour, however corn are great too.

WHAT IS BOOM BOOM SAUCE?

Boom Boom Sauce is an amazing sauce that is a combination of mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sweet thai chili sauce and tomato ketchup. You may have seen this boom boom sauce Sheetz or Kens boom boom sauce, but it is so simple to make yourself and you can adjust the heat.

Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Toppings: Sliced Avocado, tomato, fresh herbs like cilantro and a squeeze of lime are wonderful.
  • Different Protein: Fish can be used in these tacos, tilapia is great.
  • Heat: Up the heat with your favorite pepper or pepper sauce.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Air Fry your shrimp in the air fryer to make a healthier dish or even oven bake.
  • Different taco Shell: Feel free a different taco shell such as a hard taco or an egg wrap, or cheese wrap.
  • Cheese: top with your favorite mexican blend or Queso Cotija.

What to Serve with Boom Boom Shrimp

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Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos
4.81 from 26 votes

Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

Yield: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos creates a flavor explosion for your taste buds!  It has that perfect mixture of salty, sweet, spicy, crunchy amazingness that is so satisfying.
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Ingredients

Shrimp Tacos

  • 10 ounces Frozen breaded shrimp
  • 2 cups packaged Asian coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup Boom Boom Sauce, recipe below
  • 16 avocado slices
  • 8 soft flour taco shells

Boom Boom Sauce

Instructions

Boom Boom Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Shrimp Tacos

  • Prepare shrimp according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix and Boom Boom sauce. 
  • Warm taco shells by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving on high for 30 seconds.
  • Place 1/4 cup of coleslaw mixture on each taco shell.
  • Drizzle with Boom Boom sauce.
  • Top with avocado slices and cooked shrimp.
  • Drizzle with more Boom Boom Sauce.

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Expert Tips

  • Toppings: Sliced Avocado, tomato, fresh herbs like cilantro and a squeeze of lime are wonderful.
  • Different Protein: Fish can be used in these tacos, tilapia is great.
  • Heat: Up the heat with your favorite pepper or pepper sauce.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Fry your shrimp in the air fryer to make a healthier dish.
  • Different taco Shell: Feel free a different taco shell such as a hard taco or an egg wrap, or cheese wrap.
  • Cheese: top with your favorite mexican blend or Queso Cotija.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 56.1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: easy recipe, shrimp, tacos

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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38 thoughts on “Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos”

  1. 5 stars
    These shrimp tacos look amazing! I have never had Boom Boom sauce before, but it sounds so flavorful and fun! Thanks for such a great recipe!

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  2. Sheetz sauce is one of my favorite things and these tacos are AMAZING!! Love that you tossed it with the slaw too!

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  3. Sounds delish. I have a mayo hater. Has anyone tried substituting something like greek yogurt for the mayo & if so…how did it turn out?

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  4. Christina, this looks delicious!

    My husband loves shrimp and avocado! The Boom Boom sauce sounds like a winner!

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  5. I love sweet chili sauce and I love shrimp tacos! You could totally go thai with this via thai basil and/or cilantro and mint. I love tacos!

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  6. OMGosh! My husband would looooooooooooooove these!! I’ll have to try them next week! Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. These look amazing. I love the sauce. I’m Pinning. I’m following on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. I already follow you on G+. I have a party going on and would love to have you share this.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  8. Yum! This looks so tasty (and the boom boom sauce, well, I think I must try this soon). Pinned it. Have a great week. found you at lbccastpartywed.

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  9. Shrimp tacos….yummmmmy! I am going to have to make some of that boom boom sauce. We go through Sriracha probably faster than a carton of milk (slight exaggeration there) Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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  10. I love this recipe and I am putting it on my menu for next week! Thanks for sharing. I saw you on the busy Monday link up.
    Stephanie

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