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Cajun Grilled Shrimp Tacos



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A daring fusion of Baja and Cajun cuisine with fresh grilled shrimp, crispy slaw, and a spicy lime crema all ready in under 20 minutes!  

Is there anything better than grilled shrimp tacos? nope. But add a quick tangy slaw and some easy crema and it's pretty much heaven.

This recipe was sponsored by Tony Chachere's. Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Truth. Tacos are my love language. I mean really, can one have a taco it not be a happy thing – no matter what the taco or filling is? But then when you have shrimp, it's like the perfect happy bite every single time.

Thing is, I have traveled the world, and Central America and the islands are some of my favorite places. Weather, people, all of it. And of course, the food. There's just a brightness and freshness to all of it – and you can't not have seafood! 

This is not an authentic Mexican or Baja recipe – this is a quick, easy, and light recipe for when you want a ton of flavor and minimal prep time with the perfect cabbage crunch and hit of lime and cilantro! 

Consider these tacos de camerones a Cajun spin on a Baja classic. With a spicy rub down from Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning, the shrimp are fired off on the grill and then nestled into warmed tortillas and topped with a tangy vinegar-based slaw before a spiced lime crema goes on top! And it's all ready in under 20 minutes! That is happiness in a bite. Ok, every bite. 

And, I'm doing something good for myself, cuz, shrimp tacos are totally healthy, right? Well, like all things, moderation. I am not going to say slathering crema over every bite is a good idea, but this isn't a cheese-covered heavy protein. And given each one is only around 7 calories each (for a medium one), it's certainly a healthy meal by my dietary standards. Balance is everything and only you know what's best for you. 

Double layered corn tortillas holding spicy Tony Chachere's rubbed grilled shrimp, a 10 minute vinegar based cabbage slaw and a zesty lime crema drizzle on top

So, what do you need? 

Start with fresh thawed shrimp, peeled (otherwise, get to work), Tony Chachere's original Creole Seasoning (unless you are feeling BOLD and then well, go for their BOLD seasoning… sorry for the bad word choice there), cabbage, jalapenos, and some other basic pantry staples like vinegar, onion lime, garlic. 

What you need for grilled shrimp tacos, ingredient like cabbage, onion, apple, jalapenos, shrimp, tortillas and tony chacheres creole seasoning

Pro Tip: I am all for saving pennies, but cabbage is hard to justify if you don't have a few meals planned with it. Even on sale for $0.69, they are dense and it will add up. So, if this is a one time use for you, price out the convenient bags of pre-sliced slaw mix for less food waste.

Bout that crazy good shrimp taco sauce…

All you need is 4 ingredients for the Spicy Lime Crema – the perfect taco sauce! The crema used could be substituted for a sour cream mayo blend if you can't find it, but check your local markets cold Latin section first. I use crema all of the time as a smooth option for toppings and blends. And omg, drizzled over nachos its better (and less heavy feeling, than sour cream.     

Filling, slaw, sauce – let's get to dinner! 

How to Make Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Step one – and the most important – Make sure the grill is ready when you are – my first trick when seamlessly getting through any cook. Just like cooking with an oven, you have to let the grill heat up before you can cook on it. Also, make sure the grates are well cleaned and oiled. No need to sacrifice any to that nasty stick when the grates aren't well cleaned. 

Steps for making this recipe, from mixing the slaw to skewering the shrimp, grilling and then assembling tacos
  1. Prep the slaw ahead and let it sit while you grill the shrimp and warm the tortillas. Whisk the crema up and be ready to go when the shrimp come off the grill. Dinner literally can be a 20-minute thing – unless you add like 3 minutes to shake up a killer margarita to pair with it. 
  2. Season and skewer them for easy cooking.
  3. You can also cook these just tossing them on the grill, but with a skewer or even those wire grilling crates for seafood make flipping these babies easier. I absolutely LOVE the Tony Chachere's on these as a kicked up spice blend that I don't have to overthink. It's got the perfect amount of flavor and heat to really make these shrimp taste incredible. 
  4. Remove the Shrimp from the Skewers and Enjoy!

Pro Tip: Peeled shrimp are quick to work with and make this meal a breeze, however, I do love grilling shrimp with the shells still on – I feel like it really locks in the juicy flavor. If you want to grill these with the shells on, rub them down with the Tony's beforehand, and then once they are grilled, sprinkle with a bit more while they are still hot after you have quickly peel them. 

Yep, these are really the easiest Shrimp taco recipe with a devilish crunchy cabbage slaw and spicy sauce! 

What goes with tacos?

Tacos, in my expert foodie opinion, stand alone on a platter. They are the be all end all of the meal but making sure the fixings that are paired with them harmonize is crucial homemade guacamole and salsa are a MUST to serve with spicy shrimp tacos. And to be honest, black beans and yellow rice are also perfect sides when you are looking to balance out the plate. Grilled pineapple and mango salsa are perfect additions as well for a burst of sweet fruit flavor. And for those who want to pull a little attention away from the taco, elotes are pretty magical to serve with grilled shrimp tacos too. 

Cajun rubbed grilled shrimp tacos in tortillas with red and green cabbage slaw, a drizzle of crema, pico de gallo and limes around to squeeze on top

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So easy and so delicious grilled shrimp tacos with a Cajun rub, slaw and lime crema

Cajun Grilled Shrimp Tacos

This quick and easy grilled shrimp recipe is a fusion of Baja and Cajun flavors with a bold rub and fresh tangy slaw – all ready in under 20 minutes!

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Fusion

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 377kcal


  • grill

  • Grilling Skewers

  • Mixing Bowls

  • Whisk


  • 1 lbs Shrimp, Large 31/35 thawed peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Tony's Seasoning

For the Tangy Vinegar Slaw

  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup Red Cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • ¼ Onion sliced
  • ½ Jalapenos minced
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple sliced

For the Spicy Lime Crema:

  • ½ cup Mexican Crema
  • 1 tbsp Tony Chachere's
  • 1 tsp Tequila
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh Cilantro finely minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For Assembly

  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Tortillas
  • 1 Avocado
  • Fresh Pico de gallo


Heat the Tortillas:

  • When the grill is warm and ready, wrap the tortillas in a double layer of foil and place over cooler side of the grill. Allow the tortillas to heat up, flipping the package once or twice to avoid burning the outer most tortilla.

Prep and Make the Tangy Vinegar Slaw:

  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar

  • In a large bowl toss the cabbage, julienned apple, sliced onion, and minced garlic with the vinegar to coat. Let sit, covered for 5 minutes and toss again to make sure the flavors are incorporated.

Prep and Make the Spicy Lime Crema:

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the crema, Tony Chachere's, tequila, lime juice, and cilantro together.

  • Set aside.

Grill the Shrimp:

  • Evenly divide the shrimp onto the skewers, brush with olive oil and season liberally with Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning.

  • Place on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, flipping once, until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.

  • Remove from heat and carefully slide the shrimp off the skewers.


  • Shrimp sizes can be tricky, ranging from small to colossal. I used large shrimp 31/35 for this recipe but medium would also work. 
  • Heating the tortillas in foil instead of directly on the grill keeps them from getting too dry and brittle. So that they are warm when serving, but still soft and pliable.
  • You can substitute agave or honey for the pineapple juice if you don't have any on hand.
    If you are serving littles, skip the tequila in the crema.
  • Crema can be made and stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 2 days ahead.
  • Slaw can be made up to a day ahead, but it loses crunch over time, so it's best within 24 hours.
  • Pro Trick (or one all taco lovers already mastered): Double the tortilla layers because corn tortillas break – so this helps keep everything in perfect taco form!

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