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Easy Foil Pack Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Foil pack perfection! Cook up these flavorful grilled shrimp tacos and enjoy an easy meal with minimal clean up afterwards.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • Grill
  • Aluminum Foil


  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups red or green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 8-10 tortillas
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1.5 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 lime (1 half cut into wedges, 1 half for juicing)


  • Thaw and peel shrimp.
    shrimp on foil
  • Preheat grill to medium-high (approx 375 F).
  • Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil and fold it in half. Fold up the foil edges to create a pouch in the middle.
  • Place shrimp in the middle and drizzle the shrimp with olive oil and half of the lime juice.
  • Sprinkle half of the seasonings on top of the shrimp: cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper.
    shrimp seasoning foil packet
  • Place packets on the heated grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, until shrimp are pink and fully cooked through.
    grilled foil pouch
  • While the shrimp are cooking, slice and shred the cabbage and toss in the second half of the lime juice. Set aside.
    shrimp tacos foil packs
  • In a small bowl, mix together the following ingredients: Greek yogurt (or sour cream), hot sauce, and remaining seasoning.
  • Warm the tortillas on the grill for 5-10 seconds per side.
  • To serve: place a layer of shredded cabbage onto a tortilla. Top with grilled shrimp. Drizzle with yogurt mixture across the top of the shrimp. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedge.
    building shrimp tacos
Keyword seafood, shrimp, taco