Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

4 Reviews
From:, January 2019

Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp (16-20 count), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free Cajun spice blend
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup prepared pico de gallo


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Mash avocado with a fork in a small bowl. Add lime juice, garlic and salt and stir to combine.
  3. Pat shrimp dry. Toss the shrimp with Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl. Thread onto four 10- to 12-inch metal skewers. Grill, turning once, until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.
  4. Serve the shrimp in tortillas, topped with the guacamole, lettuce, cilantro and pico de gallo.
  • Equipment: Four 10- to 12-inch metal skewers

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • Per serving: 286 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 55 mcg folate; 159 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 492 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 118 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 443 mg sodium; 662 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1½ fat, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

Reviews 4

September 18, 2019
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By: storyland
Easy, flavorful and very filling. I served the tacos with Pinapple & Avocado Salad and it was a hit.
August 07, 2019
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By: MrsB
Simple, easy and delicious. I also grilled the tortillas and put a thin piece of pineapple in with the shrimp, avocado, lettuce and pico del gallo. Will make this again next week.
August 01, 2019
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By: Julie L
This is THE BEST shrimp taco recipe. We love it! A real keeper I make it over and over!
March 26, 2019
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By: Jackstng
So simple and delicious at the same time. Really enjoyed it.
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