Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Tacos

Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Tacos

We grilled some shrimp.  We grilled some pineapple.  We made a little avocado mash.  Added a touch of aioli.  And put everything on tortillas.  And dinner was done!

We love recipes like this one!!


This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound of cooked and deveined shrimp (fresh or frozen that has been thawed out)
2 tablespoons chili powder
salt and pepper
1 fresh pineapple, cut into 4 or 5 large pieces (the bigger pieces make it easier to grill)
2 avocados, chopped into small pieces
Kosher or sea salt
1 red onion, chopped
shredded red cabbage
store bought aioli, to garnish
the zest and juice of two limes, to garnish
8 corn tortillas (or we used the 16 of the small street taco style tortillas)

In a large bowl, add in your shrimp.  Make sure the shrimp is pretty dry (I’ll blot it with a paper towel if it’s too wet).  Sprinkle in your chili powder along with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Toss the shrimp until they’re all coated.

Next, preheat your indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high.  If your grates are too large for shrimp (they’ll fall through), then use a grilling basket.  Spray your grate or your grilling basket quite liberally with cooking spray so the shrimp won’t stick.

Add shrimp to the grill and grill up a few minutes either side (it only takes about 3 minutes per side).  At the same time, lay your large pineapple pieces across the grill and grill them about 3 or 4 minutes too (flipping them over halfway).   Remove both the shrimp and pineapple from the grill and assemble your tacos.  Take your avocado pieces and mash them using a fork with a pinch of sea salt to make a little mash.  Also, cut your large grilled pineapple pieces into smaller chunks.  Then assemble: tortillas, cabbage, avocado mash, shrimp, pineapple, aioli, chopped red onion and then a little lime zest followed by a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

That’s it!  Everything comes together so quickly with this supper!

There are so many flavors but not a lot of effort!  And I found yummy aiolis (we used a garlic one) right on the condiment aisle next to the mustard and mayonnaise.


Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Tacos



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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 18, 2017 at 4:38 am

    I usually hate pineapple toppings – think pizza with pineapples – but pineapple and shrimp are always a great combination. I don’t know why but they work together so well! I’ve never tried them together in a taco form, just in skewers, but it sounds like a great idea!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci Dreffs July 18, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Oh, this looks amazing!!

  • Alexis deZayas July 18, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Wow wow wow all of my favorite things in one!!

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design July 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Oh my goodness, these sound amazing — what a perfect meal for summer!

  • Jenna July 18, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This looks delicious!

    Also – this is off topic but I’m wondering if you can do a post about food/meals you make for big groups? We do a lot of. Cottage weekends with friends so would be good to have some ideas for bigger group meals when potluck isn’t the best option. Thanks!

  • Julia July 19, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Made this last night. Sooo easy and delicious. I’m the worst cook, but I managed this. Yum!!

  • Shelly July 25, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Oh man….I need these in my life!