Blackened shrimp street tacos feature quickly marinated lime, honey, and beer shrimp that are grilled to juicy perfection. Just add your favorite toppings to make this perfect Cinco de Mayo meal your own!
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Blackened Shrimp Street Tacos

Blackened shrimp street tacos feature quickly marinated lime, honey, and beer shrimp that are grilled to juicy perfection. Just add your favorite toppings.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 392kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 24 oz peeled and deveined jumbo fresh frozen shrimp (21-30 per lb), thawed

For the marinade:

  • 1 12-oz bottle or can of Corona Extra or Modelo Especial
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

For serving:

  • Flour and/or corn tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Red cabbage, sliced thin
  • Onion, diced
  • Queso fresco, crumbled
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients.
  • Add thawed shrimp to a large plastic bag and pour marinade over top. Seal bag and place in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. While the shrimp marinates, pre-heat the grill.
  • Remove shrimp from the bag and place on grill-safe skewers. Place skewers on grill and cook over medium direct heat for 3-3 ½ minutes per side. Shrimp will curl and become pink as they cook.
  • Once shrimp are cooked, take skewers off the grill and remove shrimp from the skewers. Remove tails from the shrimp and assemble with your preferred taco ingredients (my suggestions are in the recipe ingredients above, but customize as you see fit). Enjoy with Corona and Modelo for a fun and festive Cinco de Mayo meal!

Notes

Prep time includes 30 minutes for the shrimp to marinate.
You may also prepare the shrimp in a grill pan on the stove.
I prefer buying frozen shrimp and then thawing them just prior to cooking. Most of the supermarket fish department stock has been frozen and then allowed to thaw in the display case. Using frozen shrimp gives you more flexibility, as you can buy a bag and have it on hand to thaw and cook at your convenience and on your schedule. To thaw, you can either stick the bag of shrimp in the refrigerator overnight, or place shrimp in a colander and run cold water over them for 5-6 minutes, or until they’re pliable.
 
The nutritional info of recipes that include a marinade are always difficult to calculate because a good portion of the marinade is discarded. As an estimate I included one tablespoon of olive oil, 1.25 ounces of beer, and half a tablespoon of honey in the nutrition. Also included are two taco-sized soft tacos.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.1g | Protein: 38.7g | Fat: 10.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4.6g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 6.3mg