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


  • 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
  • 8
    corn tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1/2 c
    plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1
    avocado, ripe, peeled and roughly mashed

How to Make Blackened Shrimp Tacos


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Combine 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.
  3. Heat 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.)
  4. Working 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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