Traeger Flat Top Seared Shrimp & Lime Tacos - Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store Header



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Slaw Ingredients

  • 4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 Teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 Teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 Pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Extra Ingredients

  • 8 corn or small flour tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Diced avocado (optional)
  • Crema or sour creamed mixed with a little lime juice (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the slaw ingredients and toss well to combine. Set aside or cover and refrigerate if making ahead.
  2. Just before you are ready to cook, marinate the shrimp. (If the shrimp stays in the marinade for too long, the acid will begin to “cook” the shrimp.) In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and lime zest. Add the lime juice and oil and stir to combine well. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Preheat 2 adjacent zones on the flat top on medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the shrimp to the hot surface in a single layer and cook without disturbing until pink and opaque on one side, 1½ to 2 minutes. Flip and cook until opaque on the other side, about 1½ minutes more. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and scrape the zones clean.
  5. Turn the heat for both zones down to low. Place the tortillas on the hot surface in a single layer and toast until lightly golden on one side, about 15 seconds. Flip and let sit until lightly golden on other side, about 15 seconds more. Transfer the tortillas to a platter.
  6. Divide the shrimp and slaw among the tortillas and serve immediately with cilantro, avocado, and crema, if you like. Enjoy!