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Florida Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Florida shrimp tacos with Key West Pink shrimp and Florida orange juice

Florida Tequila Shrimp Tacos

Slightly spicy tacos made with Florida shrimp and a touch of Florida orange juice.
Prep Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican-American
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil (or canola)
  • 1 ea. jalapeno minced, fine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pound Key West Pink Shrimp (or substitute) peeled, deveined
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded (cole slaw style)
  • 2 ea. green onions chopped (with green stems)
  • 1 ea. poblano pepper thinly sliced (or thinly julienned)
  • 2 tbsp. Florida orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tpsp. canola oil (or corn oil)
  • 8 ea. tortillas (corn or flour)
  • Optional Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream laced with your favorite taco seasoning.


  • Mix the lime juice, tequila, oil (1tbsp.), minced jalapeno, and salt together in medium bowl.
  • Pour ONLY 2/3 of the mixture into a zip loc bag. Add the peeled and deveignedshrimp. Let marinate for 30-45 minutes.
  • Make slaw for topping by mixing the shredded cabbage, chopped green onions, poblano pepper, chopped cilatro, oil (1 tpsp.) , salt and orange juice in a seoarate bowl.
  • Drain shrimp (after marinading), discard marinade.
  • Thread shrimp on skewers and grill over medium heat. Brush with the reserved marinade and again after turning just once. Total cooking time of no more than 5 minutes. (Alternative cooking method: in medium skillet, over medium high heat, place shrimp in pan. Brush with marinade and turn just once.)
  • Serve shrimp in tortillas and top with slaw.


These Florida shrimp tacos are reasonably healthy with a touch of spice and authenticism. Florida's Key West pink shrimp add just enough sweetness to balance the dish.
Keyword Florida, Key West Pink Shrimp, shrimp, tacos

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