Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos - Mountain Cravings

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are my runner-up love language, second only to burritos – good thing breakfast burritos are our official unofficial food of Colorado so we can eat them aaaaall day! Taco bars are perfect for summer, not too heavy and quick to throw together.

Tequila & shrimp are made for each other, perfectly seasoned with garlic & spices! Bonus: besides being always-delicious, loading corn tortillas up with protein and veggies is super healthy. This is eeeverything I want for hot, lazy evenings in the backyard.

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos | Mountain Cravings

Being homeowners is still completely magical to me – so much freedom! To do anything we want! The one thing we haven’t jumped on yet is purchasing a grill because cooking over an open fire is just too much fun.

Lately I’m loving setting a grate over the bed of coals and treating it as a regular grill. You have to babysit the food since there aren’t any handy controls, but sitting around the fire isn’t exactly a hardship!

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos | Mountain Cravings

Tequila shrimp, juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, sparkling margaritas – we are definitely living our best summer life. ❤

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Serves: 12 tacos
Ingredients
Tequila Shrimp Marinade
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled
  • 2 T. tequila
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced & zested
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • ½ t. cumin
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • skewers
Tacos
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cotija, crumbled
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Toss shrimp with all other marinade ingredients except baking soda in a large bag. Seal tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain excess liquid from the shrimp, then toss with baking soda.
  3. Thread 6 to 8 shrimp onto 2 skewers, alternating heads and tails and pushing the shrimp tightly together. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  4. Grill on both sides until pink & opaque.
  5. Lay out grilled shrimp, tortillas, and toppings family-style and dig in!
Notes
No grill, no problem - roast the shrimp at 400° on a baking rack for 6-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
12 servings per container
Serving size 1 taco

Amount per serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 10g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



2 thoughts on “Grilled Tequila Shrimp Tacos”

  • Baking soda raises the shrimp pH, which lets the outside brown quickly without overcooking the insides! Discovered this trick from the geniuses at Serious Eats: seriouseats.com/2015/07/food-lab-how-to-grill-shrimp.html

Leave a Comment