Cajun Grilled Shrimp Tacos
This quick and easy grilled shrimp recipe is a fusion of Baja and Cajun flavors with a bold rub and fresh tangy slaw - all ready in under 20 minutes!
- 1 lbs Shrimp, Large 31/35 thawed peeled and deveined
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 4 tbsp Tony’s Seasoning
For the Tangy Vinegar Slaw
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup Red Cabbage chopped
- 1 cup Cabbage chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- ¼ Onion sliced
- ½ Jalapenos minced
- 1 Granny Smith Apple sliced
For the Spicy Lime Crema:
- ½ cup Mexican Crema
- 1 tbsp Tony Chachere’s
- 1 tsp Tequila
- 1 tsp Lime juice
- 1 tbsp fresh Cilantro finely minced
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Fresh Cilantro
- 1 Avocado
- Fresh Pico de gallo
Heat the Tortillas:
When the grill is warm and ready, wrap the tortillas in a double layer of foil and place over cooler side of the grill.
Allow the tortillas to heat up, flipping the package once or twice to avoid burning the outer most tortilla.
Prep and Make the Tangy Vinegar Slaw:
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and pineapple juice together.
In a large bowl toss the cabbage, julienned apple, sliced onion, and minced garlic with the vinegar to coat. Let sit, covered for 5 minutes and toss again to make sure the flavors are incorporated.
Prep and Make the Spicy Lime Crema:
In a small mixing bowl, whisk the crema, Tony Chachere’s, tequila, lime juice, and cilantro together.
Grill the Shrimp:
Evenly divide the shrimp onto the skewers, brush with olive oil and season liberally with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning.
Place on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, flipping once, until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
Remove from heat and carefully slide the shrimp off the skewers.
- Shrimp sizes can be tricky, ranging from small to colossal. I used large shrimp 31/35 for this recipe but medium would also work.
- Heating the tortillas in foil instead of directly on the grill keeps them from getting too dry and brittle. So that they are warm when serving, but still soft and pliable.
- You can substitute agave or honey for the pineapple juice if you don’t have any on hand.
If you are serving littles, skip the tequila in the crema.
- Crema can be made and stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 2 days ahead.
- Slaw can be made up to a day ahead, but it loses crunch over time, so it’s best within 24 hours.
- Pro Trick (or one all taco lovers already mastered): Double the tortilla layers because corn tortillas break - so this helps keep everything in perfect taco form!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4483IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 5mg