We are celebrating May birthdays for our John L. Scott Bothell and Mukilteo real estate professionals by sharing this taco recipe! ENJOY!
Summer is fast approaching and that means grilling! Who’s ready? I hope you are because you need to make these Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa ASAP! They make the perfect summer meal!
These restaurant-quality tacos are easy to make at home and will WOW your family and friends. The grilled pineapple salsa is the perfect finishing touch to these juicy shrimp tacos! Trust us, don’t skip it. Plus, it makes the tacos super colorful. They are basically summer in a tortilla!
Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Mmm, this salsa is the secret sauce that makes these tacos NEXT LEVEL good! Grilling the pineapple combines smoky and sweet and it pairs just right with Shrimp Tacos.
Heat the grill to medium-high and brush a small pineapple, cored and cut into spears, with olive oil. Grill until the pineapple is charred on both sides, then set it aside and let it cool. Chop it into bite-sized pieces. Leave the grill on and hot for the shrimp!
In a medium bowl, combine the chopped pineapple, red pepper, cilantro, red onion, jalapeño, and lime juice. Sprinkle with salt and stir everything well!
Make sure you give it a taste test with a tortilla chip. That’s the perk of being the chef!
How to Make Shrimp Tacos
There’s a reason people grill all summer long. It’s easy, it’s outside, and it makes everything taste better! Grilled shrimp is a favorite of both adults AND kids in our house.
If your shrimp is frozen, make sure it thaws completely before getting started. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and place it in a large bowl.
To the bowl add olive oil, lime zest and juice, garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir it well and let it rest for a few minutes. We suggest making the salsa while the shrimp is resting!
Grilling shrimp is easiest when you thread them on skewers all in a line. Place the shrimp skewers on the hot grill and give them 2-3 minutes per side. The shrimp will turn nice and pink! Once they’re done you can use a fork to push them off the skewers and onto a serving plate or bowl.
To make delicious tacos, we start with a warm tortilla and shrimp! Top each one with cabbage, grilled pineapple salsa, avocado, and cilantro. A squeeze of fresh lime juice makes them PERFECT! Serve them right away.
For the shrimp:
1 pound raw shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed
1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Wood or metal skewers
For the grilled pineapple salsa:
1 small pineapple cored and cut into spears
Olive oil for brushing the pineapple
1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 red onion diced
1 jalapeno pepper stemmed, seeded, and minced
Juice of 1 large lime
Kosher salt to taste
Finely shredded purple cabbage
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, lime zest and juice, garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir until all of the shrimp is well coated and let the shrimp rest while you make the salsa.
Meanwhile, make the salsa. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush pineapple with olive oil and grill until charred on both sides. Set aside to cool, then chop into bite-sized pieces.
In a medium bowl, combine grilled pineapple, red pepper, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, and lime juice. Season with salt, to taste. Stir until well combined.
Thread the shrimp on skewers and put them on a plate or platter. Place the shrimp skewers