Katie Lee Biegel's Shrimp Tacos Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 34.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Shrimp Tacos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 tacos
Shrimp tacos just scream summer food to me. Whenever I am making grilled shrimp, I like to add a little sugar to the marinade or dry rub. It can be challenging to get good color on the shrimp before it gets overcooked, but the sugar solves that problem.



Special equipment:
a grill or grill pan
  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the olive oil, chili powder, dark brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the shrimp on the grill and cook until it just turns pink and begins to curl slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and coarsely chop.
  4. Place the tortillas on the grill just to heat for about 30 seconds per side. Build the tacos with the shrimp, red cabbage, a squeeze of lime, salsa and cilantro leaves.