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Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos & Chipotle Crema

We took the perfect shrimp taco recipe and boosted it with smoky flavor. The secret? Kingsford® Signature Flavor Cumin Chili on the grill.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • Kingsford® Signature Flavors Cumin Chili Flavor Boosters
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3.5 oz. canned chipotle peppers
  • 2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp. chili lime seasoning of your choice
  • spray oil
  • 2 cup shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • fresh lime

1 Food Prep

To start, prepare the chipotle crema. Blend the sour cream with the canned chipotle (don’t drain) using a blender or immersion blender. Set aside.

Next, prepare your shrimp for grilling. Thread your shrimp onto skewers to make them easier to handle on the grill, 4–7 shrimp per skewer, depending on the size of the shrimp and skewers.

If you’re using bamboo skewers, you’ll want to soak them in warm water beforehand.

Season your shrimp skewers well on both sides with chili lime seasoning, then spritz them with some spray oil.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend using Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets and adding 5 or 6 Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets with Chili and Cumin to enhance your flavors.

Or you can level up your grilling game with Kingsford® High Heat Briquets for perfect searing.

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 300°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your tortillas over the charcoal for 10–20 seconds per side to warm them and make them flexible, then place them into a piece of folded foil to keep warm.

  • Next, place your shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for 2–3 minutes per side until your shrimp reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Remove from heat, then slide off the skewers.

  • To assemble your tacos, layer two tortillas, then add in some cabbage mixture. Layer 3–4 shrimp on top, then finish with a drizzle of the chipotle crema and a wedge of fresh lime on the side. If you prefer, your tacos can also be assembled with a single tortilla. Be prepared for some possible rippage, though!

Recipe created by Hardcore Carnivore Jess Pryles on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

12 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes Terrific! Excellent recipe to try. Easy to make. Tastes great right off the grill and put together. Family has requested it many times
Date published: 2023-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled Shrimp Tacos A surfers best food & with all the creamy sauce is so yummy.
Date published: 2023-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea for shrimp tacos! The chipotle crema and flavored briquets (which I didn't know existed-great concept!) really give the shrimp tacos a bold flavor!
Date published: 2023-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very very delicious and favorable. Sweetness with the spice went good with the touch of a lime.
Date published: 2023-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very very delicious 😋😍😛😋😛😋😋😋 I made this last night and it was delicious definitely will be making it again.
Date published: 2023-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Succulent Spicy Shrimp The flavor the cumin and smoke add to the shrimp is phenomenal. The crema is smooth and has the perfect balance of spice and zip. These tacos are amazing.
Date published: 2023-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly Simple I love seafood, I love tacos, so this is perfect. It is EASY and delicious! Perfect for entertaining, too.
Date published: 2023-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shrimp tacos ever! I love any type of fish taco but these shrimp tacos with the cream and then the juices get all over the quinoa, it is just heaven! And pretty easy too!
Date published: 2023-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Recipe I am a fan of shrimp tacos. This recipe is by the far the best! So quick and delicious!
Date published: 2023-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty but Very VERY Spicy My boyfriend likes chipotle, so I figured he’d like this recipe. He & I both agreed that everything was very tasty, it was just way way WAY too spicy. I followed the directions exactly. The shrimp cooked to perfection though. I’ll make this again, but with a lot less of the chipotle peppers.
Date published: 2023-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These chili lime tacos are fantastic! Saw this recipe pop up in my inbox and thought I’d give it a go and wow, I’m glad I did. These are super easy to make on a weeknight and so good! I added some avocado and a little queso cheese per my families taste and these are going on a regular summer rotation now. Dang they are good! Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!!
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Super easy to make and the spice combination is so good on these shrimp! Will be making these again, very tasty!
Date published: 2023-05-26
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