Serves 6 people

Prep and cook time: 45 minutes

Looking for some ideas for a fun and flavor filled fiesta for Cinco de Mayo? Look no further! Serve up a party on a platter (or a pan 😉) with these Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Blood Orange Salsa and Avocado Crema. This recipe was created by @marissamakes__ using our FORCE BLUE Crepe & Tortilla Pan. Serve these tacos right in the pan for a more festive Cinco de Mayo spread. 

Bon Appetit! 


Blackened shrimp
  • 1lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 TBSP blackening seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice

To assemble
  • Tortillas, either homemade or store bought
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Blood orange salsa
  • 3-4 blood oranges, peeled and diced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced finely (seeds removed, unless you like a kick!)
  • Juice of one lime
  • Pinch of salt

Avocado crema
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • Juice of one lime
  • Pinch of salt


Step 1. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the shrimp with the salt and black seasoning mix, making sure that the seasoning is evenly distributed on all of the shrimp. Set aside and marinated while you prepare the crema and salsa.

Step 2. To make the crema, combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If you do not have either of these, finely chop the ingredients and whisk to combine. Adjust salt to taste.

Step 3. For the salsa, combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well with the lime juice to allow the flavors to mingle.

Step 4. To cook the shrimp, put the oil in a pan on medium high heat and cook the shrimp for about 5 minutes, or until they are fully cooked through.

Step 5. When you are ready to serve, heat your tortillas in the FORCE BLUE Crepe & Tortilla pan over medium heat until thoroughly warmed through on each side. To build your tacos, start with a layer of crema, followed by salsa, then shrimp. Garnish with extra chopped cilantro and lime.

Which Tortilla Pan is best for you?

While our Crepe & Tortilla Pans can do so much more than just Crepes and Tortillas.

Let's dive into which material is best for you!

FORCE BLUE – Blue Steel

Blue Steel is a thinner and very conductive material that is lightweight. It heats up quickly and whether they’re homemade or store-bought, it will toast up your tortillas to add a bit of color if that’s what you like.

MINERAL B – Carbon Steel 

For great heat conductivity and reaching high temperatures, try MINERAL B. If your known for your homemade tortillas from scratch, this is the pan for you, whether its tortillas, naan, or something else.

CHOC INTENSE – Nonstick on Forged Aluminum 

Perfect for some toasted tortillas – great for reheating homemade or store-bought tortillas, either on the stove or in the oven! The smooth PFOA nonstick coating is the perfect surface to whip up some delicious quesadillas too! 

CHOC – Nonstick on Pressed Aluminum

Easy to handle and lightweight, this pan is great for gently heating up pre-made or store-bought tortillas. Just throw them on and let the pan work its magic for some warm and soft tortillas ready to eat.  

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