Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Shrimp Tacos Recipe – These quick and easy shrimp tacos are always a favorite. Made with delicious, tender grilled shrimp, pico de gallo in a soft taco.

Shrimp Tacos Recipe - These quick and easy shrimp tacos are always a favorite. Made with delicious, tender grilled shrimp for a spicy, perfect shrimp taco! // addapinch.com

Oh friends. Do I have the best recipe to share with you all today. It is for my favorite shrimp tacos recipe.

These shrimp tacos have been a long time favorite in my house and were on repeat throughout the week when we were at the beach this past week. While this recipe includes a few ingredients, it really couldn’t get much easier OR more delicious! 

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Shrimp Tacos Recipe - These quick and easy shrimp tacos are always a favorite. Made with delicious, tender grilled shrimp for a spicy, perfect shrimp taco! // addapinch.com

As soon as we arrive at the beach, we always visit the local seafood market for fresh Gulf shrimp and then visit regularly throughout our visit for fresh-caught fish and more shrimp! 🙂

Since the shrimp only takes minutes to cook on the grill, I like to get everything else ready right before we throw the shrimp on the grill. That way, as soon as the shrimp is ready, we can begin assembling our tacos!

For our shrimp tacos, I like to arrange a buffet of all of the ingredients so that everyone can build their own. That way, everyone gets exactly what they like on their shrimp taco and nothing they don’t care for. Since Bart is allergic to avocados and I can’t get enough of them, this method works perfectly for our family!

For my shrimp taco buffet I have finely shredded cabbage, a quick and spicy sauce, pico de gallo, avocado, shrimp, lime and more fresh cilantro. For the taco shell, I like to use a soft tortilla, but hard shell works great too!

Shrimp Tacos Recipe - These quick and easy shrimp tacos are always a favorite. Made with delicious, tender grilled shrimp for a spicy, perfect shrimp taco! // addapinch.com

Here’s my shrimp tacos recipe. I think you’ll love it.

Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Shrimp Tacos Recipe - These quick and easy shrimp tacos are always a favorite. Made with delicious, tender grilled shrimp for a spicy, perfect shrimp taco! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 6 medium tortillas soft or hard shell
  • 2 pounds grilled shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium avocado cut into slices
  • 2 cups cabbage shredded
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • pico de gallo
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges optional

Instructions

  • Assemble all ingredients as a make-your-own shrimp taco buffet while the grill heats to medium heat for grilling the shrimp. 
  • Sriracha Cream Sauce - Mix together sriracha sauce and sour cream to make sriracha cream sauce.
  • Grill Shrimp - Brush the grill with olive oil and cook the shrimp until it is pink and cooked well throughout, about 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and transfer to a platter.
  • Make shrimp tacos by layering assembled ingredients desired into your shrimp taco. 
  • Serve with additional cilantro and an optional lime wedge to squeeze onto shrimp tacos as they are served.

Notes

If you prefer your shrimp tacos with cold shrimp, this makes a fabulous prep ahead dish! Just grill your shrimp earlier and keep chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve, then assemble and enjoy!
Frozen shrimp - I prefer to use fresh shrimp in this recipe since I am sensitive to many preservatives used with frozen fish and seafood. If that doesn't bother you, just allow your frozen shrimp to thaw completely, rinse well, and then proceed with the recipe as instructed. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 400mg | Sodium: 1433mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5.2% | Vitamin C: 18.9% | Calcium: 30.3% | Iron: 24.4%
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2013.

12 comments on “Shrimp Tacos Recipe”

  1. We just made grilled shrimp tacos last night. So good! I love the spicy kick in your recipe!

  2. Sounds wonderful Robyn. Thank you and have a good 4th.

  3. Not that I’m complaining about this, because I know how lucky I am, but I have a freezer FULL of tasty Pacific spot prawns that my husband caught and I have run out of ideas for them. This is so going on next week’s menu. Plus, I love that it’s so easy because I’m pregnant, tired, and the kitchen is just too hot to spend time in right now! Thanks for the idea!

  4. Oh how I love shrimp tacos! Yours look super fresh and delicious!

  5. Fabulous pictures! My mouth is watering right now 🙂

  6. Made these for dinner tonight…..FANTASTIC!!! Thank you.

  7. Do you serve the shrimp warm or cold?

  8. This looks amazing! We’ll be trying this tonight. I bet some queso fresco / cotija crumbled over all. Yum!

  9. This sounds yummy! Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing

  10. No ? – Its tonight’s dinner 

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