Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos w/Chipotle Lime Mayo

By Erika on October 16th, 2012 / / 2 Comments


Yield: Makes 4 tacos

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos w/Chipotle Lime Mayo


For the shrimp:

  • 16 large shrimp
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • juice from two limes
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed then minced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped finely
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • dash kosher salt

For the pico de gallo:

  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • squeeze of fresh lime
  • salt to taste

For chipotle lime mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers (canned in adobo sauce), chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the tacos assembly:

  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • lime for garnish
  • chopped cilantro


  1. Devein shrimp. In a small bowl, combine tequila, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, cayenne and salt. Add shrimp and cover. Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to marinade.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the pico de gallo. set aside. Mix all the ingredients for the chipotle mayo and set aside.
  3. Heat grill to medium high and skewer shrimp. Grill until opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Fry tortillas until golden brown and drain on paper towel.
  4. Assemble tacos. Divide cabbage between tortillas, then top with 4 shrimp per taco. Sprinle with pico de gallo and drizzle chipotle mayo over tacos. Finish off with chopped cilantro and garnish with limes. Serve immediately.




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  • Jessica says:

    These sound wonderful!

  • Lana says:

    Made these tonight and they were amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

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