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 has my immediate attention.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: Shrimp Tacos
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
  • 2 1/2 pounds 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
  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 favorite cheese, grape tomato halves, jalapeño slices, and lime wedges.
  15. Serve immediately