Chili Margarita Shrimp Tacos

Quick and easy dinner to make with the kids

The beauty of this pandemic is that we have the time and opportunity to pick up a new skill. If you’re feeling stir crazy, The Mercantile has tons of rubs, food items, and baking supplies to get your creative culinary mind going. Whether it’s baking our Soberdough Bread or using our Old School Brand mixes, we have a wide range of products to make that boredom and hunger disappear. Our Spiceology rubs have been a fan favorite since we started selling them at The Mercantile. There are countless ways to use them, making them a perfect go-to cooking item. Today, we will be featuring our Chile Margarita rub from Spiceology. One of our favorite easy recipes to use with our Chili Margarita Rub is from Spiceology themselves. It’s easy to make and just a little Chile Margarita rub goes a long way in making this dish tasty. It’s so simple you could get the kids to do it!



Serves: 4 Serving size: 2 tortillas


  • 1 lb shrimp, tails and shells removed

  • 2 teaspoons Chile Margarita Rub

  • 1/2 small onion, sliced thin

  • cooking spray

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • Cotija cheese

  • Cilantro

  • Lettuce

  • Lime wedges


1. Place shrimp in a medium bowl and toss with the Chile Margarita Rub mix. Set aside.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and any reserved liquid and sauté until opaque, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.

3. While the shrimp is sautéing, warm the tortillas. Divide the shrimp between the tortillas and top with crumbled cotija, cilantro, lettuce and garnish with a lime wedge.


Looking for more ways to use up that Chili Margarita Rub? Here are a few more quick ways to enjoy the deliciousness.

  • Sprinkle of steak and BBQ

  • Toss cooked tilapia chunks in Chile Margarita and use as enchilada filling

  • Mix with melted butter and baste grilled corn on the cob right before serving

  • …The possibilities are endless

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