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Grilled shrimp tacos are the perfect Taco Tuesday change up. Juicy grilled shrimp, peppers, onions, crunchy slaw, and a fruit relish make a flavorful meal. You can use store-bought tortillas or make your own. Take a look.
Grilled Shrimp Tacos Ingredients
Preparing and Grilling Shrimp
Grilled shrimp tacos are quick and easy. I keep a bag of large raw frozen shrimp in my freezer so I always have shrimp on hand. If you prefer you can pick up fresh shrimp from your local grocery store or seafood monger.
If using frozen shrimp, thaw in a bowl of water. If you have shrimp with shells and tails, then remove shells and devein if necessary. Pat dry on paper towels.
Cut up vegetables you want to enjoy in your tacos such as onion, colorful bell peppers, or tomatoes. Slide shrimp on to skewers, making sure to attach the middle of the top and bottom of the shrimp so it makes a C and is secure. Alternate a shrimp with a vegetable and you are done.
I have metal skewers that are reusable and long. If you use wooden skewers, soak in water prior to loading with shrimp. Since wooden skewers are typically shorter, you use also more skewers in your recipe.
For this recipe, I kept it simple. I drizzed olive oil on the skewered shrimp and vegetables and then sprinkled seafood seasoning and paprika for flavor.
Grill on one side for 2-3 minutes, close the lid. Check often. Flip the skewers and cook 2-3 minutes until they are just pink and firm. Don't overcook or shrimp will be chewy.
Fruit salsa is super easy to make and adds so much flavor to your tacos. I used a nectarine for this recipe and it was ripe and juicy. You could also use peaches, mangoes or pineapple, canned or fresh.
Add finely chopped onion, bell pepper, and jalepeno. For me, the more finely chopped the better. Add cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper and you are done.
Make this earlier in the day and the tacos will come together quickly for a fast evening meal.
For this recipe, I made my own tortillas, but if you are rushed for time use store-bought and they will work just fine. I used a recipe by The Cafe Sucre Farine and it worked great.
If making your own tortillas, you could make them ahead of time to so your meal comes together quickly.
This is a simple recipe for thin tortillas. Simple to make, but it takes an extra minute to make them. Probably the trickiest part is rolling them into a perfect circle. Mine was far from perfect but they worked just fine.