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Shrimp Taco with Pineapple Salsa

15 minutes


This simple shrimp taco recipe brings tacos to the next level! It’s simple, easy, and makes for a tasty seafood dinner. The pineapple salsa adds a sweet and spicy depth to the dish. Once you make this shrimp tacos recipe, you will want to make tacos for dinner every night. These shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa make an excellent meal for a party or gathering since you can make a taco bar and let your guests help themselves. 

This shrimp taco with pineapple salsa tastes amazing with my creamy hummus that you can prepare right from the comfort of your home.

Tips To Make The Best Shrimp Taco With Pineapple Salsa

  • To make your life easier, you can prepare the pineapple salsa ahead of time or the day before. If you are not going to make the pineapple salsa, you should garnish the tacos with simple toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sliced radish, sliced jalapeno, cilantro leaves, and a dollop of sour cream.
  • Make sure to clean your shrimp or buy deveined shrimp. If you use whole frozen shrimp, you need to thaw it and devein the shrimp. If it is whole fresh shrimp, you still need to devein it. 
  • Pat the shrimp dry before cooking it, so the oil doesn’t splatter as much. 

How Do I Thaw Frozen Shrimp? 

Thawing frozen shrimp is really simple. If you have time to thaw it overnight, you can place a bag of frozen shrimp in the refrigerator and allow it to thaw. You will know it has finished thawing when the shrimp become translucent. If you don’t plan your meals far enough in advance, you can also thaw shrimp within 45 minutes. You just have to place shrimp into a Ziplock bag and submerge the bag in cold water. Make sure you don’t use hot or warm water since it will cook the shrimp. You should also never thaw your shrimp by leaving it out at room temperature. This will allow bacteria to grow, and you may get food poisoning.



Adjust Servings
1 lb medium-size shrimp (about 20 pieces peeled, deveined, and pat dry)
1 lime juice and zest
2 garlic cloves minced
½ jalapeno (diced)
1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Corn tortillas
Pineapple jalapeno salsa


In a medium bowl, toss the cleaned shrimp with lime zest, lime juice, and the rest of the seasoning, including the garlic and the diced jaapeno. Let the shrimp marinate for 15 minutes.
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Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove with a bit of olive oil. Add the marinated shrimp and sauté for about 3 minutes on each side until the shrimp turns pinkish. Make sure you don't overcook the shrimp.
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Warm the corn tortilla either on a skillet on a stovetop or in the oven. Assemble your tacos, serve, and enjoy!
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How to Store Shrimp Tacos
The shrimp tastes the best when made fresh, but it can still be stored in the refrigerator for a day or two. Make sure you do not save assembled shrimp tacos since the tortillas will become soggy. Instead, you can reheat the shrimp by putting them in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until they become warm again. You can also reheat them in a pan, but you need to make sure you don’t overcook them.

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