Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo and Stephen's 15 month mark on his mission (read about it here), I made these simple and absolutely delicious grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos last week. 
If you love shrimp and a little spice, you are absolutely going to fall in love with this dish. 

                 He looks like a native, right? 
Nobody believes he is Caucasian and a quarter Japanese.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde
adapted from Food Network Test Kitchen

Avocado Salsa:
1 small onion, quartered, or 1/2 sweet onion, 1/2 red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
4 medium tomatillos, (about 8 ounces) husked, rinsed
1 Hass avocado
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoons kosher salt
juice from one lime or about 2-3 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chipotle or blended chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound medium shrimp (about 20), peeled and deveined
12 small yellow or white corn tortillas
2 limes, cut into wedges

Chop all of the salsa ingredients, season with salt.  Juice the lime and pour the juice onto the chopped vegetables, set aside.

Heat a stove top or outdoor grill to medium-high. Mix the olive oil, chipotle or chili powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Grill the shrimp until translucent, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side. Do not over cook, or the shrimp will become tough.

Grill tortillas, until slightly charred and pliable, about 20 seconds per side. (Alternatively, wrap in a damp paper towel and heat in a microwave.) Top  each tortilla with about 3 shrimp and some avocado salsa. Serve with a lime wedge on the side.

-If you don't have the time, or don't have a bbq grill, you may saute the shrimp over medium high heat in a frying pan. Lightly grease the pan or use a non stick pan. 


  1. These look awesome--Gorgeous pics too!

  2. The pics are gorgeous. I just get hungry looking at them. I am sure they are just a good tasting as they look as well. The recipe is also simple to follow and that is what is needed.

    There are many avo recipes that one can appreciate.

    Source: Avocados, Avocado, Avo

  3. I've always wanted to try shrimp tacos and yours look amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Jen's Journey

  4. I don't think I've ever told you thank you for sharing your recipes. Your blog is my "go to" blog when I am looking for something specific or delicious. I appreciate and enjoy you.

    1. Patty, Thanks for the note! I'm glad you are making use of ABK. Hope to see you in the neighborhood this summer :)

  5. Love the tacos, they look delicious.

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