Caribbean Shrimp Tacos

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos

These one sheet shrimp tacos are packed with flavor and can be ready in 20 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 161kcal
Author Ryan Beck


Caribbean Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp all-spice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • corn tortillas
  • avocado, broccoli coleslaw or cabbage for serving

Roasted Poblano Pineapple Salsa Verde

  • 4 tomatillos, husked and cut in half
  • 1 poblano pepper. , seeds removed and cut in half
  • 2 garlic cloves, skin on
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/4 cup mango, diced


  • Preheat oven to 425F. In a plastic bag, toss together shrimp, olive oil, chili powder, cumin,, all-spice, kosher salt, ginger, thyme, black pepper and cinnamon. Rub together to make sure shrimp is well coated.
  • Arrange shrimp in a single layer on one side of a baking sheet. On the other side, add the tomatillos, poblano pepper and garlic cloves. Roast in oven for 10-12 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through and tomatillos are lightly charred.
  • Set the shrimp aside. In a blender, add the tomatillos, poblano, garlic with skins removed, lime juice, orange juice and cilantro. Blend until smooth and add to small bowl with diced pineapple and mango.
  • Heat the tortillas over medium heat in small skillet for 30 seconds on each side to make pliable. To serve, add coleslaw or lettuce, shrimp and the salsa verde. Enjoy!


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.2mg