Tacos de Camaron

Shrimp Tacos Recipe

by Amber on May 26, 2011

Tacos de camaron (kam-ah-rohne) are a standard on most Mexican restaurants where I come from. Some people think of them as Shrimp fajitas, others simply shrimp tacos. Any way you look at it, you’re looking at a delicious dinner in a very short amount of time.

Grilling season starts this weekend, and we’ll all be looking towards our burgers, steaks, and chicken. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t always immediately think of shrimp when I think of grilling. This is something that’s got to change, because they’re a fantastic, and a lot of times, a healthier choice.

I’ve given these giant prawns a Tex-Mex treatment, marinating them in Goya Sazon Liquida, garlic, Camino (or Cumin, as you non-Texans might call it), chili powder, and cilantro.

The chili powder gives just the right amount of heat, while the garlic and cilantro bring brightness and bite to fantastically fresh camaron.

Check back on Friday for a fantastic giveaway that might just have something to do with this recipe!

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Miss May 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Gorgeous photos! I am suddenly starving to death after reading this post and there’s not a shrimp within 100 miles!


Amber May 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM

I can help with that. Tomorrow though. Make sure you check back!


Wenderly May 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Oh geeze, now I have a hankering for these gorgeous shrimp tacos *pouty face* I want one and I want it now.


Amber May 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Haha. Well come on over. I’ve still got some.


jamie May 26, 2011 at 7:54 PM

I love shrimp and those are some mighty gorgeous shrimp. These tacos look like the perfect weeknight meal! Beautiful photo!


Amber May 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Thanks, Jamie. They certainly were. We had dinner on the table in about 10 minutes flat last night. All it took was about 5 minutes of prep work during my lunch hour to get the shrimp marinating.


Melissa May 26, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Beautiful photos. Tacos of any kind seem to be a comfort food for me. These look great!


Amber May 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Melissa, they are for me too. If I’m sick, tired, homesick, whatever – I head straight for the tacos. Breakfast tacos, fajitas, shrimp tacos, you name it.


Kristen May 27, 2011 at 1:32 AM

We love to grill seafood, but like you when it comes to “cookout” food, it’s not what I usually turn to. This recipe is definitley getting bookmarked!


Memoria May 27, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Oh, those tacos look AMAZING! I have some shrimp in the freezer that would be perfect for this dish. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome photos and this recipe.

P.S. The correct pronunciation of “camarón” (accent on the “i”) is [ka-ma-ROWN].


JenniferA May 27, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Oh my goodness how I love your Tex-Mex recipes!! Keep them coming!


DessertForTwo May 27, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Ohhh I so need these for Friday dinner. Yum :)


Karina May 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Being Mexican, love Tacos de camarón… but I love with at least, a tradicional twist unknown for many people. Grilled your shrimps as your instructions… but instead of putting some fresh herbs/veggies, put a little bit of fried mashed pinto beans, a little of mayonnaise and a dash of Tabasco, with a little of lime juice… that’s for me the perfect Taco de camarón! :) Hope you can give them a chance!


Shaina May 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM

And now I’m suddenly starving. Those shrimp look amazing, Amber!


SMITH BITES May 30, 2011 at 9:18 AM

actually prefer this kind of meal over a burger; don’t get me wrong, i do love a good burger but when it’s hot like today (when the heat index is at 98 degrees), i prefer something a bit lighter, yet still filling – these are perfect!!


Anneliesz May 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

The marinade fir the camarones sounds delish. Tacos w/ grilled meat or fish really are an easy and healthy weeknight dinner option.


Jen Schall June 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM

This is making me SO hungry! I wish Darron liked shrimp, but alas, he does not. I’m thinking he can have some chicken tacos and I’ll make these for me… Soon :)


Rock Kitaro June 1, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Very nice!!!


Delishhh June 4, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Ohh just fabulous!!! Pictures are gorgeous!


Kelsey June 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM

These look awesome and I LOVE your new layout. Mmm, now I want tacos!


Tina Reedy July 7, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I can’t wait to try these!


dmeaux1000 August 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM

These tacos were wonderful. Fixed them last night on the stove instead of grilling and they were so easy. I added a little grated cheese (parmesan, romano and provolone) to top them off. Everyone needs to try these.


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