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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos are bursting with flavor from the grilled shrimp, tangy slaw, and spicy-lime crema!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 462kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 2 lbs shrimp thawed peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup red cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup green cabbage chopped
  • 1 green apple cut into thin sticks
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • ¼ cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno deseeded and finely chopped

Spicy Lime Crema:

  • 1 cup Mexican Crema
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chili powder use more or less based on own preference
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro finely minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 16 flour tortillas taco size
  • 1 avocado deseeded and chopped
  • 8 tablespoons Pico de Gallo


  • Preheat the grill, clean the grates oil them. Also, you can use a cast iron grill pan and prepare the shrimp on the stove.
  • Turn the grill or the stove to medium heat/
  • Wrap the tortillas foil and place over the cooler side of the grill to heat up. Flip the stack once or twice.


  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, lime juice, orange juice, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl, add the vinegar mixture and toss to combine.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until ready to serve. Toss again before serving.

Spicy Lime Crema:

  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients together until smooth. Set aside.

Grill the Shrimp:

  • Evenly arrange the shrimp onto skewers.
  • Mix in a small bowl the seasoning: Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic powder.
  • Brush shrimp with olive oil on both sides and season liberally with the seasoning mixture.
  • Place on the heated grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and using a for slide the shrimp off the skewers into a bowl.


  • Arrange tortillas on a serving platter. Two tortillas per taco.
  • Divide the grilled shrimp equally between the tortillas.
  • Top with the crispy slaw and drizzle the spicy crema on top.
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top, chopped avocado, and pico de gallo.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1495mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2111IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 6mg