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Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos

These Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos are an excellent addition to your taco night. The shrimp is cooked perfectly and seasoned with chili margarita seasoning, and it is such an easy seafood dish to transform your Taco Tuesday, or any day of the week!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

These shrimp tacos are quick and easy to make, which is excellent for those quick weeknight meals when you don’t have time. Even picky eaters have raved about these tacos!

In our home, we love serving up shrimp; it is an excellent protein to have on hand. One thing I like about shrimp is the versatility; you can whip up some shrimp cocktail, toss on the grill, serve in a salad, or pair with pasta for a comfort dish.

Plus, the beauty of shrimp is that it has such a quick cooking time.

For this recipe, I used a chili margarita seasoning from Spiceology. It is one of my favorite seasonings and I add it to pretty much anything even remotely “south-of-the-border”. 

Warm up a soft tortilla shell, add in your favorite taco fixings, and you are ready for dinner. Sometimes, I will whip up a homemade salsa or guacamole to serve on top, and other times we do a slaw mix or lettuce. I generally raid the fridge and see what I have on hand. Shrimp tacos are so versatile, so whatever toppings you are craving, go for it.

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Tips For The Best Shrimp Tacos

BUY THE BIG SHRIMP.

For real. Spring for it, it is worth it if you’re going to be grilling. They really do the best and aren’t quite as touchy. The smaller varieties can get overcooked really quickly!

I aim for the 15 per pound size, also known as Colossal. If you buy them with the shell-on and tail-on, you can get them for a lower price and then peel and devein them yourself. This adds time, but can save you money. If I know I won’t have time, I go ahead and buy the peeled shrimp for convenience.

DON’T OVERCOOK IT!

The goal for grilling shrimp is cooking on high heat. Shrimp is meant to be grilled at higher temperatures. You can skewer your shrimp if you want and lay them out on the grill. Then let them cook for just a few minutes on each side. You know they are ready to flip when you see the underside starts to turn pink.

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Colossal Shrimp
  • Oil
  • Mexican seasoning
  • Salt

Try with our Homemade Taco Seasoning!

Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos

How to make Grilled Chicken Tacos

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Preheat
    Fire up the grill and it get all the way up to 400°F.
  • Skewer
    Skewer the shrimp, 3-4 shrimp per kabob.
  • Season
    Sprinkle both sides of the shrimp with your taco seasoning.
  • Cook
    Grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until the shrimp are no longer opaque.
  • Assemble
    Add the shrimp to warm tortillas and pile on your favorite toppings! Enjoy!

Serve with our Smoked Salsa Verde!

Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos FAW

Can you use pre-cooked shrimp?

NOOOOOO.

Pre-cooked shrimp is meant for shrimp cocktail or serving with a salad or in other things that don’t require cooking. You can use precooked shrimp in something like alfredo, but beyond that I’d really stay away.

Will raw frozen shrimp work?

Absolutely!

Just thaw the frozen raw shrimp in the refrigerator overnight, or run the shrimp under cold running water. I put mine in a colander and let it just have that regular water stream to help break off any ice and thaw.

Once the shrimp is thawed, drain and rinse your shrimp. Dry it thoroughly before you begin prepping it for cooking. If you don’t thaw it first, the seasoning will not stick to the shrimp that well, and you would run the risk of uneven cooking on the grill.

Don’t worry – these are the easiest tacos ever!

These tips work great for any time you want to grill shrimp. Once you learn the perfect timing, you will be able to make juicy shrimp that is cooked right every time.

I think most people tend to overcook shrimp. It is pretty hard to undercook it, so don’t be too worried about that.

Make these tacos for your family and friends and see what they think! Nothing beats a good taco! 

Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Yield: 4 servings

Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos are a quick and easy weeknight meal! Taco seasoning can sub in for Chili Margarita seasoning if you aren't on the Spiceologist train yet, but I highly recommend getting some!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Colossal Shrimp, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons Chili Margarita seasoning, or taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to 400°F.
  2. While your grill is heating, toss your peeled shrimp in the oil and skewer them 3-4 shrimp per skewer.
  3. Sprinkle the seasonings on both sides of the shrimp, and place on the grill.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until the shrimp is pink and no longer opaque in the middle. If your grill runs hot, it might not take that long per side, so use your best judgment.
  5. Remove from the grill and load up into tortillas with your favorite taco fixings.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 1688mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 27g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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