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An American-made company founded over 100 years ago, Kingsford has a lot to be proud of. Our employees have been continuing the family tradition in backyards across the nation.

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Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos & Chipotle Crema

We took the perfect shrimp taco recipe and boosted it with flavor you can see, smell and taste. The secret? Kingsford® Signature Flavor Cumin Chili on the grill.

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Start by preparing the chipotle crema. Blend the sour cream with the canned chipotle (do not drain) using a blender or immersion blender. Set aside.


Next, prepare the shrimp for grilling. Thread the 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. Metal skewers are recommended to avoid burning).


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


Build a charcoal fire for direct medium-low grilling using Kingsford® Charcoal and preheat to about 300°F with the charcoal spread out across the grate. Add in 5–6 Kingsford® Signature Flavors Cumin Chili Flavor Boosters.


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


Place the shrimp skewers over the flavor boosted coals and cook for 2–3 minutes per side. Remove from heat, then slide off the skewers.


To assemble the 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, tacos can also be assembled with a single tortilla.

Cooking for 4 people


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

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

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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