These Shrimp Tacos are spicy and topped with a flavorful pineapple salsa. You can have these on the table in 20 minutes!

shrimp tacos on a plate

SHRIMP TACOS WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA

Mesa, Arizona is my hometown and we have a restaurant called Tia Rosa’s that has the best Mexican food. Every single time I go there I get their shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa.

Mexican food is hard to come by out here in Florida so if you want some you’ve got to make it yourself. I think I nailed it on this one! Tia Rosa’s version of these tacos has tons of Monterey Jack cheese on top but mine is buried underneath. 

shrimp tacos on a plate

You can have these tacos on the table in 20 minutes!

 

shrimp in a bowl

First, start by marinating your shrimp. You can up the spices here if you like a little more heat.

Ingredients for pineapple salsa on a cutting board

PINEAPPLE SALSA

While the shrimp is marinating, make the pineapple salsa. The chopping is what will take you the longest of the whole prep but even that doesn’t take that long. This pineapple salsa has fresh pineapple, bell pepper, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice.

pineapple salsa in a bowl

This pineapple salsa is also great on top of grilled fish or chicken.

shrimp being cooked in a pan

To cook the shrimp you can either grill it or sautée it. I prefer sautéeing it because it’s quick and easy.

tortilla on a stove

HOW TO WARM YOUR TORTILLAS

There are a couple of ways you can warm your tortillas:

  1. Warm the tortillas in the oven on a cookie sheet and sprinkled with cheese at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until cheese melts. This is what I do when I’m heating up tortillas for a crowd and want everyone to eat at the same time.
  2. Warm them on a gas stove with tongs (see picture above). This gives you those beautiful charred edges.
  3. Warm them in the microwave in a stack wrapped in paper towels for 30 seconds.

shrimp tacos on a plate

 

If you like these Shrimp Tacos, you’ll love these recipes:

Shrimp Tostadas

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas

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Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

These Shrimp Tacos are spicy and topped with a flavorful pineapple salsa. You can have these on the table in 20 minutes! 

Ingredients

Shrimp:
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (if you like spicier add more)
Pineapple Salsa:
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cut into small 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, diced finely
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced finely
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 finely diced jalapeno, seeded and membranes removed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Other:
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas, warmed (see note)
  • shredded Mexican cheese

Instructions

  1. For the shrimp: In a medium bowl, add the shrimp and remaining shrimp marinade ingredients (olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper). Marinate in the fridge while you prep the pineapple salsa.

  2. For the pineapple salsa: Mix everything and let the flavors blend for a few minutes in the fridge while the shrimp are cooking.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp turn pink and are opaque (not see through).

  4. To assemble the tacos: Add some shrimp and cheese to each tortilla and top with pineapple salsa. 

Recipe Notes

There are several ways you can warm your tortillas:

  1. Warm the tortillas in the oven on a cookie sheet and sprinkled with cheese at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until cheese melts. This is what I do when I'm heating up tortillas for a crowd and want everyone to eat at the same time.
  2. Warm them on a gas stove with tongs (see picture above). This gives you those beautiful charred edges.
  3. Warm them in the microwave in a stack wrapped in paper towels for 30 seconds.
shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa on a platter