clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos | Fork Knife Swoon

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 Tacos 1x


A quick and easy recipe for tropically-inspired Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos.


  • 8 (6-inch) tortillas
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
  • 8 pineapple rings, about 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup cotija or queso fresco cheese
  • fresh cilantro, to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, lime juice, garlic, and spices, until well-combined. Add the shrimp and stir to evenly coat. Let marinade for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the grill or grill-pan over medium-high heat. Add the pineapple slices to the grill and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and set aside. Add the shrimp to the grill pan and cook until opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side, depending on size.
  3. Cut the grilled pineapple rings into chunks. Divide the shrimp and pineapple evenly among the tortillas, top with the jalapeno, cabbage, cheese and cilantro. Serve immediately.