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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with All The Fixins!

July 31, 2015

Summer calls for grills, shrimp and tacos galore! Make it Mexican night with these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with all the fixins for your next summer bbq or party! No one will believe you that they’re healthy too!

Summer calls for grills, shrimp and tacos galore! Make it Mexican night with these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with all the fixins for your next summer bbq or party! No one will believe you that they're healthy too!Guys, I’m exhausted right now. There’s also a very real possibility that I’m buzzed too. I’m not going to pretend that this isn’t the first time I’ve blogged under the influence. Hint – It’s another drunken shrimp post.

As I’m sure you all experience daily, life has a habit of getting busy. So busy that fancy meals like these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos are a rare occurrence. The truth is that my life is kind of a sh*t show 90% of the time. If you follow me on Snapchat (search for TheHealthyMaven) then you are aware of how all over the place I truly am.

For as much as I love my job and most aspects of my life, running 3 businesses doesn’t afford me a whole lot of time. I’m usually running between meetings, trying to figure out how the hell to use Final Cut Pro (#youtuberproblems), standing on unsteady tables taking pictures, or snapchatting you shameless pictures of me in face masks.

I don’t eat like a queen everyday nor do I cook everything that I eat.

Summer calls for grills, shrimp and tacos galore! Make it Mexican night with these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with all the fixins for your next summer bbq or party! No one will believe you that they're healthy too!Truth-be-told, I survive exclusively off of two types of food, eggs and avocados. I always always have both of these on hand. I also weirdly have a lot of cauliflower hanging around…not sure about that one.

Ironically, both of these two ingredients are responsible for my current state of mind. The avocados for the sleepiness, because you guys FREAKED OUT over this picture on Instagram and suddenly I found myself flipping my content calendar upside down to share them with you and eggs for the solid buzz I’ve got going on right now (I was at an event celebrating eggs today <–what is my life?).

Between my content calendar and newfound day drinking hobby, I don’t have a whole lot of time to indulge in recipes like these.

Summer calls for grills, shrimp and tacos galore! Make it Mexican night with these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with all the fixins for your next summer bbq or party! No one will believe you that they're healthy too!Truthfully, there’s nothing particularly complicated or difficult about this recipe, I just insist that it includes all the fixins because tacos deserve only the best. Seriously though, don’t mess with the taco.

But this insistence also means that I have to make the slaw, whip up the pico de gallo, marinate the shrimp and guacamolize them to finish it off. It’s about 10 steps beyond my standard avocado toast with an egg on top.

Sometimes though, we just need to get a little bit fancy. Some people put on their party dresses, I prefer a party in my mouth.

Or should we call it a fiesta in my mouth?

Summer calls for grills, shrimp and tacos galore! Make it Mexican night with these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with all the fixins for your next summer bbq or party! No one will believe you that they're healthy too!

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with All The Fixins!

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: about 10 tacos

Ingredients

For the Spicy Grilled Shrimp:

  • 1 lb raw, organic shrimp
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • juice, 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust depending on spice tolerance)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Simple Slaw:

  • 2 cups of coleslaw
  • 1/2 medium red onion (about 1/2 cup), thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • juice, 1 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Guacamole:

  • 1 avocado (from mexico!)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Pico de Gallo:

Instructions

For the Spicy Grilled Shrimp:

  1. Place shrimp in a bowl and top with all ingredients.
  2. Let marinate for at least 1 hour (longer is even better!).
  3. Once marinated, heat up grill or grill pan to high heat.
  4. If using a grill pan, spray with olive oil. If using a bbq grill, place a piece of tinfoil down and spray that with olive oil.
  5. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  6. Remove tails before serving.

For the Simple Slaw:

  1. Place coleslaw in a medium bowl and add onion.
  2. Top with olive oil, honey, lime juice and salt and pepper.
  3. Let marinate for at least one hour.

For the Guacamole:

  1. Mash up the avocado in a medium bowl.
  2. Add in chopped onion, garlic and jalapeno.
  3. Top with lime juice and zest, cumin and salt and pepper.

Assembling the Tacos:

  1. Heat up each tortilla in the microwave for 15-20 seconds (or in the oven or stove top).
  2. Top with 3-4 pieces of shrimp, a scoop of pico de gallo, a scoop of guacamole and top with a small handful of simple slaw.
  3. Feel free to add hot sauce for an additional kick.
  4. Dig in!

Summer calls for grills, shrimp and tacos galore! Make it Mexican night with these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with all the fixins for your next summer bbq or party! No one will believe you that they're healthy too!Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico Canada. All content and creative direction are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome brands that help keep THM running and bring you even more delicious recipes!

What are your go-to kitchen ingredients? What’s your go-to “fancy meal”? Who’s up for a Mexican Fiesta with the Avocatour 2015 Food Truck? Arrrrrrrriba!

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  • Reply
    Lee
    July 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    All I have to say is I think you are going to be the next big thang on Youtube and that life would not be life without avocados. I made a superfood bowl and had a mini meltdown that I didn’t ave any avos left….till I looked in my secret hiding spot, the fridge, and found one. #winningatlife
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    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 31, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Will you make me that superfood bowl when you’re in town? It’s my birthday, and all I want is you + avocados.

  • Reply
    Cassie
    July 31, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Ahahahaha, a fiesta in my mouth! That will probably happen if I ate one of these tacos!! And I cannot wait for that avocado tour! 😀
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    Selena @ thenutritiouskitchen.com
    August 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Okay tacos are my life. FOR REALS! Whenever I go out to eat shrimp tacos are ordered 90% of the time so this post literally made me swoon. Oh and I am so with you on the avocado + eggs thing. You know breakfast tacos are my jam. And that avocado food tour truck…OHMYGOSH I need to move to Canada asap!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      August 5, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Right?! Free health care + avocado food trucks…Canada has its perks 😉

  • Reply
    Sarah Pie
    August 3, 2015 at 8:46 am

    We seriously would have tacos every night of the week if I din’t think Z would stage a protest… these might be just the thing to win him over though. Also buzzed blogging = the best kind of blogging.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      August 5, 2015 at 6:56 am

      I dunno, I think once Z tries them he might ask for them everyday 😉

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    William
    July 3, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I love tacos and I love shrimp. This is a winning recipe in my book!

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