Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Blackened Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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Lynette !


I just love shellfish.....shrimp, scallops....delicious to me no matter how they are prepared. I also love to blacken fish and shrimp. This taco takes advantage of blackened shrimp.


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20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
white vinegar
2 oz
queso fresco, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
3/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
dried thyme
1/4 tsp
ground red pepper
1 lb
medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
cooking spray
corn tortillas (6 inch)
1/2 c
plum tomatoes, diced
avocado, ripe, peeled and roughly mashed

How to Make Blackened Shrimp Tacos


  • 1Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 2Combine paprika and next 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp to the bag; seal and shake well to coat. Remove shrimp.
  • 3Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add shrip; cook 2 minutes per side or until done (C-shaped, not O.)
  • 4Working with one tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Divide the shrimp evenly among the tortillas; divide tomato, avocado, and reserved sauce evenly among the tacos.

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About Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Course/Dish: Seafood, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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