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Grilled shrimp tacos

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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Spicy grilled shrimp tacos? Yes please! This easy recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ.
Course dinner
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Servings 6 -8 tacos
Calories 227
Author Cheryl Najafi



  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • wedges lime for squeezing


  • lettuce shredded , or cabbage
  • sour cream
  • salsa


  • In a medium bowl, mix oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and paprika until completely combined.
  • Add shrimp then toss to coat. Allow shrimp to marinate in spice mixture for at least 30 minutes while you preheat grill to medium heat. If desired, the shrimp can marinate as long as overnight.
  • Lightly oil grill grates then cook shrimp for 2–3 minutes per side depending on size, or until pink, opaque and firm.
  • Remove from grill and heap into tortillas. Squeeze a bit of lime juice over the shrimp and fill with all of your favorite taco accompaniments.


Our zesty dipping sauce is the perfect condiment for our spicy shrimp tacos recipe!


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 901mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g