Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos
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Inspired by a dish served at Tower 7 in North Carolina, this shrimp recipe conjures up the fresh and exotic flavors of the beachside town and is simple and easy to make.
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeƱo, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • soft flour tortillas, warmed
  • jack cheese, grated, for garnish
  • red cabbage, shredded, for garnish
  • cilantro, minced, for garnish
  • hot sauce, for garnish
  1. Combine and mix the first 7 ingredients into a large bowl and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the entire contents of the bowl onto the grill pan and cook until shrimp are bright pink and firm, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Begin assembling tacos by adding a layer of cheese, followed by the shrimp, and the remaining ingredients on top of the tortillas. Serve immediately.