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Awesome spicy grilled shrimp tacos. Perfectly yummy seasonings make this a go-to recipe for grilled shrimp. These taste Awesome! | joehealthymeals.com

Awesome Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Course Seafood tacos
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Joe adapted from Waldorf Astoria


Shrimp seasoning (makes enough for 4 to 5 dozen shrimp)

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Avocado sauce (makes enough for 4 tacos)

  • 1 ripe haas avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , seeds removed and coarse chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 small onion
  • 1/8 tsp cumin


  • 3 large shrimp , per taco, peeled and deveined
  • tortilla shells , flour or corn
  • cabbage slaw , (shredded cabbage, scallions, cilantro, juice of 1 lime, pinch of salt)
  • chopped plum tomatoes


Shrimp seasonings

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, then store in a small Ziplock bag in your freezer

Avocado sauce

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth, 20 seconds or so


  • Place shrimp on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, turn to coat both sides.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the shrimp with the seasoning.
  • Grill on medium high heat for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side until the shrimp is just cooked through.
  • Slightly brown the tortilla shells on a hot griddle pan.
  • Assemble tacos with the avocado sauce, cabbage slaw, chopped tomatoes and shrimp.
  • Serve warm


The nutrition information is for 1 taco, with the ingredients mentioned.