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Awesome Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Tasty shrimp tacos that are tasty and delicious.
Course Seafood tacos
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled shrimp tacos, spicy grilled shrimp tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 taco
Calories 154kcal
Author Joe Boyle


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


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


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 154kcal