Grilled Chili Shrimp Tacos


The secret to these tasty tacos is a variety of spices like chili powder, cumin, and oregano.

Grilled Chili Shrimp Tacos
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves

You can top off these tasty shrimp tacos with any homemade salsa, not just the pineapple-jalapeño one that's described here. (Although we do give that one a big thumbs up!)


  • canola oil, for the grill

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 8 6-inch flour or corn tortillas

  • Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Once it’s hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.

  2. Mash the garlic to a paste using the flat side of a chef’s knife. Combine with the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, oregano, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Grill the shrimp until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Grill the tortillas until pliable, about 30 seconds per side. Divide the shrimp among the tortillas and top with the Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1450mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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