Grilled Shrimp Tacos

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


  • 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 to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage

  • jarred green tomatillo salsa


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

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

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

  4. Remove from grill. Lightly salt the shrimp.

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

  6. Pull the shrimp off the skewers; divide evenly among the tortillas. Top with the 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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