These tacos feature shrimp marinated in a sweet and spicy lime marinade and grilled to a smoky perfection. On top, add your favorite toppings like avocado, jalapenos, red onion, tomato, queso fresco, and fresh lime juice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword grilled shrimp, shrimp, tacos
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 40minutes
For The Shrimp:
1lbshrimppeeled and deveined
1ripe lime - zest and juice
1tspcoarse kosher salt (or sea salt)more or less to taste
Remember that if you are using wooden skewers to grill the shrimp, submerge them in water completely and let them soak for 30-45 minutes.
Make sure to clean and devein shrimp if needed, before marinating. (You can see how to clean shrimp in our separate post.)
Once shrimp is cleaned and deveined, rinse them off and place them into a small mixing bowl.
Add lime juice, lime zest, pressed garlic, oil, cilantro, sugar, and seasoning. Mix well and set shrimp aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Prepare and preheat your grill to medium high heat. Make sure the grate is clean before adding the shrimp.
While the grill is preheating, skewer the shrimp onto the wooden skewers but don’t pack them too tight. Drizzle marinade left in the bowl on top of each shrimp skewer.
Spray both sides of the shrimp skewer with some oil and place it on the grill. Cook shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on the size of shrimp. Once shrimp turns completely opaque, it’s ready.
After you flip the shrimp, add tortillas to the grill to heat up. Grill them for about a minute on each side but watch them so they don't burn.
Take shrimp and tortillas off the grill and assemble tacos right away.
Add 3-5 shrimp to each taco ( depending on the size) and top off with onions, tomatoes, crumbled queso fresco, avocado, and any other toppings you love.