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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

These easy and delicious grilled shrimp tacos are flavorful, a little spicy, and delicious! Perfect for any Taco Night!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 10 tacos
Author Lisa


  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb extra-large raw shrimp * peeled and deveined (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs lime juice

Additional items

  • 1 batch cilantro lime sauce – link to recipe in instructions
  • key limes for garnish
  • corn tortillas
  • skewers*


  • If shrimp are frozen thaw them under cold running water.
  • Heat up your grill (for alternative cooking methods see the post above)
  • In a medium sized bowl mix together all the spices, olive oil, and lime juice.
  • Add in the shrimp and toss to coat. I used my hands to do this but tongs should work well too.
  • Skewer the shrimp.
  • Brush your grill grate lightly with olive oil. Cook the shrimp kabobs on the grill for 3 minutes, flip, and cook for another three. When done the shrimp should no longer be see through, but white, pink, and opaque (not see through!).
  • Whip up some cilantro lime sauce (or mango salsa if that’s more your style!)
  • Fry up some corn tortillas, make your tacos, and enjoy!


*You can easily double or triple this recipe! *I used metal skewers but you can use wooden skewers too. Just make sure to soak the wooden ones to prevent any charring or fires.