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Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos are a super easy way to do dinner on a weeknight. Not only is shrimp really simple to season, but takes no time at all to cook. My favorite shrimp taco recipe is with a Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos – it doesn’t get much better!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with a quick cilantro lime marinade, with butter garlic and other seasonings. Great to make on a weeknight!

We’ve been needing all this rain, but it makes me sad that I haven’t been able to grill, and I’ve been going into barbecue withdrawals. I don’t care if I’m in a jacket under an umbrella I’m going to make something happen on the grill!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with a quick cilantro lime marinade, with butter garlic and other seasonings. Great to make on a weeknight!

Getting a nice char on protein is something I’ve been really craving, and with my wife’s random pregnant cravings this recipe was a no-brainer. She was craving shrimp, I was craving something grilled. Done and done!

Just a quick tip – if you don’t have a grill basket, use a cooling rack to place on top of your grill before grilling up your shrimp. At the very least use some tin foil with holes poked into it. It will keep the shrimp from falling through the grates, but still will get hit with that lovely grilled flavor, that we all love!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with a quick cilantro lime marinade, with butter garlic and other seasonings. Great to make on a weeknight!

Super Easy Shrimp Taco Recipe for the Weekdays!

This shrimp taco recipe is simple – a couple limes, a little cilantro, a some butter heated up with garlic. Toss it with your shrimp and let it sit for 10-15 minutes – longer for more flavor of course! Then, you’re ready to grill!

Add Some Spice!

I like adding a little pepper and cayenne to spice it up (see my spicy grilled shrimp tacos). Anything with heat to it immediately gets the thumbs down from our son. He’ll barely even eat shrimp, or anything that isn’t in the shape of a dinosaur right now.

If I can at least get him to TRY it it’s a win in my book.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with a quick cilantro lime marinade, with butter garlic and other seasonings. Great to make on a weeknight!

If tacos aren’t your jam, this would also make an awesome shrimp burrito! I tend to go back and forth with these, and even enjoy making grilled shrimp salads like a grilled margarita salad. Shrimp is so quick and easy to cook you really can’t go wrong, so don’t be afraid to experiment!

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos
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Votes: 6
Rating: 4.17
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Melt butter with minced garlic in a small pan; about 2 minutes
  2. In a medium bowl with thawed, peeled and de-veined shrimp, pour in the garlic butter, squeeze lime juice; mix in cilantro, salt and pepper.
  3. Grill on medium heat about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve on tortilla with cabbage and your favorite garnishes. Enjoy!
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Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with a quick cilantro lime marinade, with butter garlic and other seasonings. Great to make on a weeknight!

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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!
  • Fred Nonterah

    I love tacos in any form, just like you I love to make them because they’re easy and quick. Thanks for sharing Derek!

  • Alicia Taylor

    Wow. These look so good. I think I have everything to make these, too!

  • Your recipe looks amazing! It would be just perfect for spring BBQs.

  • Your photos are mouthwatering! I love shrimp tacos and can’t wait for warm weather so that I can fire up the barbie and stuff my face.

  • This summer was the first time I tried any sort of “seafood/fish” taco. Wow…sure did not know what I was missing. These sound delicious….and we totally love shrimp….especially on the grill.

  • Aish Padihari

    Cilantro and lime combination is a winner with me. I’m crazy about cilantro and lime actually. Love those taco pics. Yum yum.

  • Piper Cooks

    I love anything cilantro & lime, especially shrimp and even more so when there`s cayenne pepper. Love this recipe!

  • Gillian M Thompson

    Your tacos look wonderful. I love prawns and all the flavours you used.

  • These tacos are right up my alley. They look fantastic. Shrimp is my all time favorite taco to eat anyway, so I know I would gobble these up.

  • Ha! Ha! You sound like my husband. He was on the roof of our building grilling out in his gloves last weekend. And while snow is in the forecast for this weekend, I think I might send him back up there to grill up some of these shrimp tacos. They look absolutely delicious and I’m loving the lime marinade.

  • Amy Nash

    Shrimp tacos are the best! I love how it takes marinade so well (and quickly compared to other proteins!). These look stunning and I’m thinking that now that the weather is improving it might be time to start grilling again.

  • Ali

    These look delicious. I am looking forward to grill season. This recipe will be welcomed after this midwest winter.

  • Sarah James

    What a delicious treat, I love easy seafood dishes. Great tip for if you don’t have a grill basket, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Lynne Curry

    Grilling is also my jam. Going to have to add wild-caught shrimp to the taco rotation. Great idea!

  • Love the sound of that cilantro lime marinade for the shrimp. Bet those were some tasty tacos!

  • Starla

    These look and sound delicious. Totally pinning to try later! Shrimp tacos are my fave!

  • Carmen

    I made these for the first time two weeks ago and they have now become a favorite. Thank you! So delicious!