Grilled Shrimp Tacos


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Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Thread shrimp onto pre-soaked wooden skewers, brush with a finger licking garlic butter, and grill alongside lime wedges. Before serving, toss the tortillas on the grill for 30 seconds on each side to add a smoky char. Serve the tacos with cumin-spiced sour cream, shredded cabbage, and tomatillo salsa. Get the recipe:Grilled Shrimp Tacos. Photo: Roland Bello
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 serves

A quick, healthy weeknight meal that everyone will love, this summertime staple keeps the heat out of the kitchen. We top these tacos with shredded cabbage, a creamy cumin-spiked sauce, and tomatillo salsa.

While the star of this dish is, of course, the grilled shrimp, but let's not overlook the grilled limes. "What?" you ask. Grilling adds a subtle, smoky flavor to just about everything, limes included, and makes the fruit extra-juicy. Finishing these tacos with just a squeeze is what takes them over the top.

This recipe calls for a jar of green tomatillo salsa, but if you have 10 minutes, try our Fresh tomatillo salsa recipe.


  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp, peeled

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 limes, cut into quarters

  • Kosher salt

  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas

  • 2 ½ cups finely shredded green cabbage

  • Jarred green tomatillo salsa


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin, and then set aside.

  2. Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic, and then brush the shrimp with garlic butter.

  3. Place shrimp on the grill with the limes, and cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned.

  4. Remove shrimp from the grill and lightly salt them.

  5. Grill tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, and then place them inside a paper bag to keep warm.

  6. Pull shrimp off the skewers and divide them evenly among the tortillas. Top with cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a squeeze of grilled lime.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
13g Fat
18g Carbs
16mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 16g
Calcium 96mg 7%
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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