Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos


We enjoy these spiked Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos year-round. It’s a great go-to when craving something a little lighter in the fall and winter, and super quick to prepare. You can always skewer these up for the grill, too, as weather permits.

When it comes to shrimp I prefer the oxymoron, large shrimp (21-25 count/pound). Smaller sizes tend to overcook quickly and get tough. You want the shrimp to stay plump and be just opaque in the center with a firm yet tender bite. To keep the prep simple, I buy bags of frozen shrimp that are already shelled and deveined so all I have to do is give them a good rinse and pop off the tails.

Shrimp for Tequila Lime Tacos

This tasty marinade stirs everything together right in the baking dish. No unnecessary clean up!

Tequila Lime Shrimp Marinade IngredientsTequila Lime Marinade Mixed

Shrimp shine bathing in the complementary flavors of olive oil, tequila, lime, worcestershire, honey, jerk seasoning, cilantro, and parsley. Marinate for just 15-30 minutes if you have time then pop in the oven.

Shrimp in Tequila Lime MarinadeTequila Lime Shrimp Done

In 10-12 minutes you’ll have pink, plump shrimp ready to grace your tortilla. You can also serve this as a tasty alternative to traditional shrimp cocktail, or over rice for a speedy, delicious dinner. Enjoy!

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos
Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These spiked Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos strike the perfect balance between sweet and spicy with honey, jerk seasoning and fresh herbs.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood
Servings: 6
Author: Kim Peterson
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean Jerk seasoning
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 lbs 21-25 count shrimp, cleaned, deveined, tails removed*
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas, warmed
  • Toppings: avocado, diced red onion, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro, squeeze of lime, drizzle of reserved marinade
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a 13x9 baking dish, combine the first 8 ingredients. Toss shrimp in marinade until fully coated. Marinate 15-30 minutes.

  2. Wrap tortillas in foil. Place tortillas and shrimp in preheated oven. Bake 10-12 minutes, stirring shrimp halfway through. Shrimp should be plump and opaque in center. With a slotted spoon transfer shrimp to serving bowl. Pour the cooked marinade in a bowl to pass around separately. Serve with warm tortillas and toppings.

Recipe Notes

*If serving as an appetizer, or over rice, feel free to leave the tails on.


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