Shrimp Tacos With Black Beans


Quick-frying shrimp and scallions are the stars of this flavorful weeknight meal.

Shrimp Tacos With Black Beans
Get the recipe for Shrimp Tacos With Black Beans. Photo: Christopher Baker
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 serves


  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans black beans, rinsed

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined small shrimp

  • 1 large egg white, beaten

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornmeal

  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed

  • cut up avocado, salsa, cilantro, hot sauce, sour cream, and lime wedges, for serving


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the scallion whites and cook, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Add the beans, ¼ cup water, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook until warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the scallion greens.

  3. Toss the shrimp with the egg white in a shallow bowl,. In a separate shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.

  4. Heat the remaining ½ cup of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the shrimp, in batches, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  5. Serve the shrimp in the tortillas with the avocado, salsa, cilantro, hot sauce, sour cream, and lime wedges, alongside the beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

579 Calories
15g Fat
72g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 579
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 229mg 76%
Sodium 1147mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 7mg 39%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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