Whether you make them indoors on a grill pan or fire up the outdoor grill, these grilled shrimp tacos put you in a beach state of mind no matter the weather. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
Cilantro Lime Slaw
  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt to taste
Creamy Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, Mexican crema, or creme fraiche
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce seeds removed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pound raw shrimp tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder can also use chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Additional Ingredients
  1. Mix together the slaw ingredients in a bowl, then cover and refrigerate until needed. May be made up to 1 day in advance.

  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the sour cream (or base you are using) and the chilies. Pulse until fine. Adjust salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Make up to 2 days in advance.

  3. When you are ready to prepare the tacos, combine the shrimp with the olive oil and seasonings. Set aside while you preheat your grill to 350 F or warm your grill pan over medium heat. If using a grill basket, warm it on the grates to help with even heat distribution. 

  4. Grill the shrimp 2-3 minutes per side until pink and just cooked through. Remove from the heat. Warm the tortillas on the grill while the shrimp are cooking. 

  5. Assemble your tacos as desired, and enjoy immediately!