Taco Shrimp Recipe

These easy taco shrimp are perfect as a main course, or remove the tails and make shrimp tacos!

It’s nearly impossible to dislike shrimp. Versatile and great with almost anything, shrimp are a fantastic way to get some protein.

Taco Shrimp piled high in a white bowl on a bed of leafy greens and a twisted slice of lime placed on top for garnish.

I always purchase my shrimp in 1-pound frozen bags. They are pre-cooked which just makes life easier in my book. Plus, I don’t have to worry about having to eat them immediately if they are frozen. It’s a win-win!

I figure I’ve cooked just about everything I can using my Taco Seasoning, but shrimp was the last frontier.

Now I can honestly say that frontier has been conquered. And boy, was it good! These would be fantastic for shrimp tacos, or you can just eat them on their own like Mini Chef and I did!

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Clean Eating Taco Shrimp Recipe

Taco Shrimp

Enjoy these delicious taco shrimp as a main course or remove the tails and make shrimp tacos!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 160kcal


  • 1 lb. large shrimp (I used pre-cooked/frozen, then thawed)
  • 2 tbsp. taco seasoning (see recipe link above)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil (or any oil you prefer)
  • 1 medium lime (juice only)


  • In a skillet, cook the shrimp in the olive oil and sprinkle on the spices in the last few moments of cooking.
  • Mix well and serve.
  • Sprinkle the lime juice over the shrimp just prior to serving.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.9mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 2/27/13.

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  1. I’m going to make these tomorrow for dinner. What else did you have with these?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I made a nice big green salad. But you could also make some of my Mexican rice. That would be a yummy pairing.

  2. Love your website. And who knew that I could use Taco seasoning to make quick shrimp tacos and it’s eating clean. I shared your site with my friend as well!

  3. This looks delicious!

  4. Hi – Need to watch out for taco seasonings as many contain gluten

  5. Yummy! I’m putting this on the list to make.

  6. I have a bag of frozen shrimp…and I will definitely be trying this recipe Saturday!

  7. Rebekah Perry says:

    Thank you for all the time and effort into posting such beautiful and healthy recipes. I have been following you for a long time, maybe three years now. I am still amazed at the recipes that you have found. These taco shrimps look so good. I love seafood and mexican, great combo. p.s. give your food photographer a high five !! and keep up the hard work and be blessed.


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Why thank you! I am my own photographer. A one woman band! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Mandi Johnson says:

    These look amazing!!! I can’t have/cook with oil right now. Do you think it would work ok without oil?

  9. Angie Reed says:

    Love your recipes and story I myself am starting to eat clean and have seen good results it helps to have web page I can go to for such good variety of recipes thx ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I LOVE shrimp, so I’m very excited for this recipe. I would eat shrimp every day if I could…but I’ve never thought of putting taco seasoning on it.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      It’s good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. These sound yummy! Sharing many of your recipes with my Facebook and Twitter friends along with my d-i-l who is very much into clean eating. Thanks for all you do!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Thanks so much Terrie!

  12. Kelli Ward says:

    How would you make a paleo shrimp taco? Any thoughts?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelli – Hmmm… it all boils down to the tortilla, doesn’t it… I’ll have to think that one over. I suppose you could use lettuce, but that’s more like a wrap. I’ll see if I can figure anything out.

  13. Hello Gracious Pantry!!!

    Hopefully you get this in time, because I am making this tonight!! What toppings do you use for these tacos?? The normal toppings or do you make a slaw or mango topping??? If so, I need some suggestions!! I’m not creative when coming up with food pairings!!
    Thank you for the yummy recipes!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Aliza – I assume you mean toppings to put inside the actual taco? I stick to the basics for that. Shredded lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, etc. But if you want to get fancy, you could certainly use a mango salsa. You really can’t go wrong here. Hope you enjoy it!

  14. Sounds yummy & easy! Just like your Clean eating Italian Style shrimp. My only question is it better to use frozen raw shrimp or frozen pre-cooked shrimp? I always thought it if the shrimp was already cooked it would just get smaller or tough. If you do it with frozen pre-cooked shrimp…how long to you warm them up in the skillet for with the seasoning?

    Thanks…I can’t wait to try both recipes.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Andrea – I’ve never had a problem with it. But you only cook the shrimp until they are warmed (if they are pre-cooked). If you prefer to use raw shrimp, feel free. Just be sure they get fully cooked. Either one should work fine here. ๐Ÿ™‚