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Baja Shrimp Tacos

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I’m loving having time in the kitchen again so I couldn’t resist sharing a recipe.

How about one more ftifam summer get together?

You’re all invited to my house for an evening of friends, chatting, margaritas and tacos which, of course, must be served with a side of guacamole and chips. That’s right. No workout. Just sitting out on the deck enjoying the, recently, cooler evening, hanging out and relaxing with friends.

Wait. You do like seafood tacos, don’t you? What? You’ve never tried them? Living in the mid-west I’ve learned that seafood tacos sometimes have a “that’s weird” and “I would never eat that” reaction. You simply have to try this recipe. I can almost guarantee you’re going to love it.

Sound good?

It was in Southern California where my love for shrimp (and fish) tacos began. My kids started eating them when they were little and the flavorful mix of grilled shrimp, cabbage and pico de gallo with fresh squeezed lime quickly became a family favorite.

Fast forward. We moved to Ohio and it wasn’t long before we found out that good shrimp tacos are really hard to find. No, make that impossible to find. Eating seafood tacos only when we go to California to visit wasn’t an option. The only logical choice was to create my own recipe.

Baja Shrimp Tacos

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 tacos

Baja Shrimp Tacos

A healthy and easy to prepare meal that family and friends will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp
  • 8 warm gluten free corn tortillas
  • cabbage, shredded
  • guacamole
  • pico de gallo
  • fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon organo
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the spices in a small container with a lid. Shake to mix well.
  2. In a large bowl combine the shrimp with the spice mixture and toss to evenly coat with the seasoning.
  3. Skewer the shrimp. Spray the grill with cooking spray. Grill the shrimp on medium heat about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Warm the tortillas.
  5. Divide the shrimp among the 8 corn tortillas and top with cabbage, pico de gallo and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  6. Serve with a side of fresh guacamole and tortilla chips.

Looks delicious, right?


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48 Comments

  1. Shrimp tacos remind me of vacations to Mexico! I think that’s the only place I’ve ever had them…until now, because now I’m going to make them at home! Also, Michigan isn’t that far from Ohio. We’re practically neighbors 🙂

  2. shrimp tacos are my go-to dinner whenever i’m not in the mood to make anything else. they’re always tasty and do the trick!!

  3. Shrimp tacos are my favorite kind of tacos! I haven’t bought shrimp in a while, thanks for the inspiration…think I need to hit the grocery store tomorrow 🙂

  4. Oooh, these look so delicious! Seafood tacos are my favorite – I especially loved shrimp tacos as a kid, and this is a reminder to make them again soon! We have a lot of salmon and cod tacos in our house.

  5. HECK YES. I have some extra frozen shrimp after making shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles the other night. I am totally going to make these shrimp tacos later this week!

  6. How did you know I was craving shrimp tacos? I am so trying these!

  7. I have to discover what pico gallo is. I have never heard about it before.
    But this recipe looks delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing it and for the link party, ladies!

  8. I can’t eat shrimp, but if I replaced that with fish, I would be alllll over these tacos! <3 They look amazing!!

  9. Ummm these look awesome! We eat tacos pretty much weekly at our apartment so we’re always hunting for the best new recipe to experiment with!:) I’ll be sure to try these out! Thanks for sharing this post!:)

  10. These look so yummy! I love fish tacos I’m totally going to make these for my family.

  11. Total yumminess! I love seafood tacos (and that’s something new for me living on the east coast – we didn’t have that around when I grew up in Illinois)

  12. Tonight is the night. I am finally attempting making them 🙂

  13. Your recipes are always so simple, fresh and so easy to make.

  14. Shrimp anything is good with me! I eat shrimp in everything in tacos, quesadillas, omelets, spaghetti squash, I even have a whole shrimp (well seafood but it’s most shrimp) section in my recipe index…. I’m a little obsessed, LOVE THESE!

  15. Yummm these look so good! I don’t eat fish tacos a ton and I’m not really sure why, because I absolutely love them! I live with someone who doesn’t eat seafood, so I’ll have to save these for a night alone 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wow, those look good! Over the winter Whole Foods had a fish called “paiche”, which I’ve never heard of. But they had a recipe on their website for fish tacos using paiche. We made them and OMG were they good. I do love fish tacos.

  17. I love tacos and seafood ones are actually my favorite! I like shrimp, tuna, and mahi mahi…And sometimes fried fist tacos are just perfect on a hot summer evening! Great recipe and thanks for sharing!

  18. i have a shrimp taco recipe this week too. But i want yours. It looks too good! Can you deliver? Shrimp is the best! so fresh!

  19. No lie, shrimp tacos have been my absolute favorite dish this summer! Soooo good! I’m making these for sure!

  20. I have tried fish tacos before and loved them! This shrimp taco looks delicious and super summery. I want to hang on to every last drop of summer that I can! It’s starting to get cold here already. Brrr…. Thank God for the sunshine at least!

  21. I have never had a shrimp taco! And have never even seen it on a menu – I love shrimp though.

  22. Fish (and shrimp!) tacos are my favourite. If they’re on the menu, there’s a 100% chance I’m ordering them!

  23. Um….yum! SoCal is where I discovered fish tacos too…well…the delicious ones. So amazing. And, even here, it’s pretty hard to find a good fish or shrimp taco. Peeps are missing out! I completely understand why you had to make your own recipe. This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. I didn’t know I was crazy this. Thanks for solving that for me. ; )

  24. Sandra Laflamme says:

    yum! I absolutely love shrimp tacos!!! So delicious! Will definitely have to make these!

  25. I love tacos but I’m not a fan of shrimp! Its one of those foods I wish I liked but I just can’t do it. I would still love to come over for the company and maybe I would just have some kind of meat in my tacos:)

  26. I’ve been wanting to make some sort of fish or shrimp taco recipe since I received my Sizzlefish delivery! This looks sooo good, simple and healthy 🙂

  27. This recipe looks delicious! I didn’t grow up eating seafood so I’m still developing my taste for it. I live near the Chesapeake Bay– so I’m ALL about crab cakes! yum 🙂

  28. Baja Shrimp Tacos, coming over now!! Love love love shrimp (and fish) tacos. That’s terrible you can’t find good ones around there but really, what’s better than homemade!!

  29. I can’t eat seafood! It’s frustrating. Maybe I can just stick to the baja-ness of the taco and exchange seafood for something else! These look super yummy too! I haven’t had Mexican food since I moved to Scotland — I’m totally missing it!

  30. I need directions, when can I come over? I’m not the biggest fan of shrimp, but these look good. Maybe i”ll sub the shrimp for fish! With guacamole and mojitos! I’m in! With my garden tomatoes being ready, I can make fresh pico de gallo!

  31. I love seafood tacos! Shrimp, grouper, mahi- you name it! The back porch get together with guac and margaritas sounds FAB! The tortillas make a big difference in the flavor 🙂

  32. I just bought shrimp as my ingredient of the week and I’m still not super sure what I want to do with it, but this looks delicious! Anything in a taco is! 🙂

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