Grilled Shrimp Tacos 🍤

Shrimp tacos are a lot easier to make then you think. You only need a few simple ingredients for these delicious seafood tacos. Ready in 15 minutes!

grilled shrimp tacos

I had a serious craving for some Shrimp Tacos but wasn’t in the mood to go out so whipped up these easy Grilled Shrimp Tacos.

shrimp in skillet

One of the beauties of this recipe is that you cook the shrimp in several different ways. The simplest and quickest way is in a skillet but you can also bake them in the oven or grilled them on a BBQ.

shrimp tacos

If you don’t have any old bay seasoning on hand you can substitute for a little bit of paprika and celery salt or make your own with my homemade old bay seasoning recipe.

old bay seasoning

If you prefer to cook your shrimp on an outdoor grill simply marinate your shrimp according to the directions on the recipe card and cook on the grill preheated to 350°F. You want may to use skewers to make it a little easier to handle.

plate of grilled shrimp tacos

You can also bake the shrimp in the oven. Once the shrimp is ready for baking, place the shrimp on a baking sheet and place it in an oven preheated to 350°F. Cook time should be about the same.

shrimp taco tuesday

When the time comes to warm up your tortillas, you have a few options. You can wrap the tortillas in foil and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°F.

You can also put them in a non-stick pan to heat both sides of the tortilla (this is how I usually do it), heat them over an open flame, or if you must, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds.

grilled shrimp tacos

And finally, if you don’t want to buy Mexican Crema for this taco recipe, you can always make my awesome Super Easy Garlic Lime Crema. Only takes a minute or two!

You will need the following ingredients to make this Grilled Shrimp Tacos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Raw Shrimp, Unsalted Butter, Garlic Cloves, Old Bay Seasoning and Corn Tortillas. Optional toppings include: Fresh Lime, Green Cabbage, Mexican Crema and Fresh Cilantro.

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet.
  2. If using frozen shrimp, defrost the shrimp according to the directions on the package. Rinse the shrimp in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with the melted butter, minced garlic and Old Bay Seasoning. Toss until all the shrimp is well coated.
  4. Place the shrimp in a heated skillet and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes on each side, 7-8 minutes total.
  5. Divide the shrimp evenly among the warmed tortillas.
  6. Optionally garnish the tacos with cabbage, Mexican crema, fresh cilantro and a little fresh lime juice.

Printable Recipe Card

grilled shrimp tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are a lot easier to make then you think. You only need a few simple ingredients for these delicious seafood tacos. Ready in 15 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 172 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ lbs Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 Corn Tortillas, warmed
Toppings (Optional)
  • 4 Fresh Lime, cut into quarters
  • 2 Cups Green Cabbage, finely shredded
  • Mexican Crema
  • Fresh Cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Heat a little olive oil in a skillet.
  • If using frozen shrimp, defrost the shrimp according to the directions on the package. Rinse the shrimp in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with the melted butter, minced garlic and Old Bay Seasoning. Toss until all the shrimp is well coated.
  • Place the shrimp in a heated skillet and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes on each side, 7-8 minutes total.
  • Divide the shrimp evenly among the warmed tortillas.
  • Optionally garnish the tacos with cabbage, mexican crema, fresh cilantro and a little fresh lime juice.

Notes

When the time comes to warm up your tortillas, you have a few options. You can wrap the tortillas in foil and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°F. You can also put them in a non-stick pan to heat both sides of the tortilla (this is how I usually do it), heat them over an open flame, or if you must, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 14gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 332IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Tara says:

    These grilled shrimp tacos are delicious. I love shrimp and these are no exception. Very tasty. The only thing missing on mine was the limes. But I can’t specify how good they were even without the lime.