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Fish & Seafood | May 18, 2012

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde
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 with Avocado Salsa Verde.
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?
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde
Nobody believes he is Caucasian and a quarter Japanese.

5 from 1 vote

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 ouncehusked, 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


  1. 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.

Recipe Notes

-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.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde

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  1. 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

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    We made these last night, and they are now on our Family Favorite list! Even the youngest in our family, 4 and 8 years old, LOVED both the shrimp and the salsa! The lime and avocado pair so nicely with the heat of the shrimp. We used Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Seasoning Blend.
    Thank you for such a delicious recipe! Your blog is my go-to place for everything from family dinners to dishes for special events!

    1. You’re so welcome, Tiffany! I agree, the flavor combinations in this dish are so delicious, and Trader Joe’s has some of the best seasonings ever. Thanks for sharing and for reading ABK,