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Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Makes 8 tacos – feeds 4
In this Recipe

Tacos don’t have to ground beef and cheese, there can be other fun ingredients stuffed inside the shell! This Grilled Shrimp Taco recipe is a light and refreshing take on the traditional taco. The shrimp are quickly marinated and then grilled (they can also be cooked in a frying pan), stuffed in a taco shell and topped with fresh guacamole slices and other delicious seasonings! Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think. What are your favorite ingredients other than ground beef to put in a taco? We’re always on the lookout for new taco recipes!


  • 24 Raw Shrimp
  • 1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • .5 cup(s) Red Onion (diced)
  • .5 Jalapeño Pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Taco Shells (or tortillas)
  • 1 Avocado (sliced)
  • 8 Queso Fresco
  • 2 Adobo Seasoning
  • Adobo Seasoning


  1. Combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover the bowl, put in the refrigerator and let sit while you are making the rest of the recipe.

  2. Combine all of the shrimp marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss the shrimp in the marinade until all of the surfaces of the shrimp are covered.

  3. Thread the marinated shrimp on to the wooden skewers. Make sure you soak the skewers in water for about 15 minutes before putting the shrimp on so the skewers don’t burn on the grill.

  4. Place the skewers with the shrimp on a grill preheated to medium heat, about 350-375°F. Cook the shrimp for about 3 minutes per side, until the shrimp are not opaque and turn solid in color. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Assemble your tacos by putting 3 shrimp in a taco, then adding a spoonful of the salsa, two slices of avocado and finishing with Queso Fresco. Enjoy!

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