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Grilled Shrimp Taco Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Taco Recipe

This Grilled Shrimp Taco Recipe will be your go to summer recipe. Light and fresh they will be you go to summer meal!

Course Fish and Seafood
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword grilled, Mexican, shrimp, summer, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups  thinly sliced red or green cabbage
  • 8-10  tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 lime for juicing and extra lime wedges for serving
  • Foil for grill packet


  1. Prepare shrimp by thawing (and peeling if in shell).

  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 375 degrees)

  3. Lay out a large piece of aluminum foil and fold in half. Fold up edges to create a pouch in the middle. Place shrimp in the middle and drizzle with olive oil and half of the lime juice.

  4. Sprinkle on top of the shrimp half of the seasonings; cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste

  5. Place packets on the heated grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and cooked through.

  6. While the shrimp are cooking, shred the cabbage and toss in the remaining half of a lime juice. Set aside.

  7. In a small bowl, mix together the , hot sauce, and remaining seasonings.

  8. Warm tortillas on grill for 8-10 seconds per side.

  9. To serve, place a layer of the cabbage onto a tortilla and top with the grilled shrimp. Drizzle the yogurt mixture across the top of the shrimp, and garnish with cilantro leaves and a lime wedge.