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Grilled shrimp tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (8 tacos) 1x

Description

These grilled shrimp tacos are a perfect dinner party recipe or healthy weeknight meal, featuring spiced shrimp, Mexican slaw and a spicy mayo drizzle. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (we used 2630 per pound size)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups Mexican Coleslaw (1/4 recipe; or 2 cups shredded red cabbage)
  • 8 tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican hot sauce (such as Cholula)
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high direct heat (375 to 400 degrees).
  2. Thaw the shrimp and peel it (if it’s in the shell). In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and kosher salt
  3. Make the Mexican Coleslaw (or shred the cabbage and sprinkle with lime juice and a bit of kosher salt). 
  4. Mix together the mayonnaise and Mexican hot sauce. 
  5. Warm tortillas on grill for 10 seconds per side. Then grill the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until bright pink and cooked through.
  6. To serve, place the coleslaw into a tortilla and top with grilled shrimp. Drizzle with the spicy mayo and top with torn cilantro leaves and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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