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Caribbean Shrimp Tacos

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos are the rage with me now, anything that combines succulent shrimp seasoned in Jamaican jerk spice, creamy Hass avocados, mangos, pineapple, black beans, jalapeño peppers, sweet red peppers, red onions, cilantro, and lime all resting on a freshly grilled corn tortilla has my immediate attention.

 

Caribbean Shrimp TacosAnyone who knows me will vouch, I love all these great ingredients, don’t you? Life is too short for bland and boring. I mean winter is over let’s show our late spring /summer sides. Turn up the Reggae music, have a bit of Jamaican Rum, kick off those flip-flops, and feel the Caribbean vibe wash over you.

 

Some of you are going, “What is this girl smoking? It’s 59 Degrees here in Colorado cupcake!”

 

Now, a few of you are getting to see a little of my fusion cooking for the first time, don’t worry, you’re going to have a summer full of surprises this year. Today, I have chosen to combine a bit of Mexican and Jamaican ingredients for this divine recipe of  Caribbean Shrimp Tacos for you readers. Did you get out that Jamaican Rum yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

Below you will find my recipe for Caribbean Shrimp Tacos, which should help thaw your family and friends out from that winter chill and make them smile. If they aren’t smiling, just add more Jamaican Rum to their glasses.

 

 

 

What you will need to make Caribbean Shrimp Tacos

  • Two and 1/2 pounds shrimp, cleaned
  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • One teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • Two teaspoons of Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • Two large ripe Hass avocados diced
  • One mango diced
  • 1/2 of a cup of diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of rinsed black beans
  • One jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • Three green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
  • Three tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • A dash of cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Fresh Corn Tortillas
Other ingredients
  • Three cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • One cup of freshly shredded cheese of your choice
  • Two sliced jalapeño peppers, optional topping
  • Grape tomatoes halved, optional topping
  • Sliced limes, optional garnish

 

 

 

 

5 from 7 votes
Caribbean Shrimp Tacos
Caribbean Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos are the rage with me now, anything that combines succulent shrimp seasoned in Jamaican jerk spice, creamy Hass avocados, mangoes, pineapple, black beans, jalapeño peppers, sweet red peppers, red onions, cilantro, and lime all resting on a freshly grilled corn tortilla

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: Shrimp Tacos
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds shrimp cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 2 large Hass avocados diced
  • 1 mango diced
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 jalapeño peppers minced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 3 green onions scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • a dash of cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Fresh Corn Tortillas
Other Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheese of your choice
  • 2 sliced jalapeño peppers optional topping
  • grape tomatoes halved optional topping
  • sliced limes optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Remove shells from shrimp, clean and remove the vein that runs up the back of each shrimp.
  2. In a large glass bowl place clean shrimp, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar, and 2 teaspoons of Jamaican jerk seasoning, lightly toss till the shrimp are evenly coated with oil and seasoning.
  3. Let shrimp and marinade set for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, diced avocado ( be sure to sprinkle with a bit of lime juice to keep color) dice the mango and pineapple. Place in a separate glass dish.
  5. Add rinsed black beans to the glass dish.
  6. Mice jalapeño peppers, red pepper, and red onion and add to the same glass dish as mangoes and pineapple.
  7. Slice 3 green onion, then chop 3 tablespoons of cilantro and add ingredients to the glass bowl.
  8. Zest 1 lime and then juice 2 limes. Add lime zest, as well as the juice of two limes, a dash of cumin, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to the bowl and lightly toss to join all ingredients, Reserve till later.
  9. Heat grill or a grill pan with lines to medium-high heat.
  10. Drain off excess marinade
  11. Carefully place the shrimp on the grill cooking for about 2 minutes on each side, or till shrimp turns white and shows a bit of a charred line to them.
  12. Remove from grill and place on a plate.
  13. Lightly grill tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side, place on a plate till ready to assemble.
  14. Assemble Caribbean Tacos by placing corn tortilla down, lettuce, grilled shrimp, adding salsa mixture that you have reserved, top with cheese, grape tomato halves, jalapeño slices, and lime wedges.

 

 

 

 

 

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos are the rage with me now, anything that combines succulent shrimp seasoned in Jamaican jerk spice, creamy Hass avocados, mangos, pineapple, black beans, jalapeño peppers, sweet red peppers, red onions, cilantro, and lime all resting on a freshly grilled corn tortilla has my immediate attention.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    June 15, 2015 at 11:30 am

    These look delicious and the photos are just gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Jessy, that made my night. OMG they are sooo good! I really need to make them again soon!

      🙂

      Heidy

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    June 14, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I love Mexican and I make it whenever I can. These seafood tacos are the best choice for summer!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I do as well, man there is nothing like a good fresh shrimp taco!

      <3

      H

  • Reply
    homemadefoodjunkie
    June 13, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Another stunner picture that just takes my breath away! And the fusion shrimp tacos sound so delicious and healthy. Thanks for another beautiful meal!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you, Diane, that just made me smile–and hungry looking at these again!

      Besos
      Heidy

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    June 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I am drooling just looking at this amazing combo of shrimp, veggies and Avocado (which I adore). Just lovely, Heidy!

  • Reply
    joylovefood
    June 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Yum, I love all of these ingredients, these tacos sound fabulous!

  • Reply
    neela manogar
    May 19, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Amazing and delicious dish.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 19, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you, Neela. I love shrimp and really look for any old excuse to use it in recipes. Glad you dropped back.
      Heidy

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    May 17, 2015 at 1:01 am

    This looks absolutely delicious Heidy! Pinned and shared!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 18, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks, Joanne, they were delicious. I have to tell you though they are very addictive if you love shrimp, be cautious!

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