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Shrimp “Al Pastor” Tacos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 55 mins

Shrimp “Al Pastor” Tacos for an "Al Pastor" take on shrimp.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp “Al Pastor” Tacos
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
Shrimp + Marinade:
  • 2-2.5 lbs Shrimp peeled & deveined
  • ¼ cup of Chipotle Paste
  • 2.5 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Achiote Paste
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeno Paste or chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 4 medium Limes juiced
  • 1.5 Navel Orange
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
Pineapple Salsa:
  • 2.5 tbsp Diced Pineapple
  • 2 tbsp Diced Tomatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp White Onions
  • 1.5 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 1.5 tsp Serrano Peppers
  • 3 medium Lime juiced
  • 1.2 Navel Orange juiced
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Mexican Crema
  1. In a bowl, add your shrimp plus all the ingredients for the marinade. Mix thoroughly, cover then place in the fridge for 15 minutes to quickly marinate. In another bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the Pineapple salsa then set aside until ready to use.
  2. As the shrimp is marinating, preheat a high heat fire (around 400F) for direct cooking. Add a cast iron skillet/plancha over the fire about 2 minutes before cooking with 2 tbsp of oil.
  3. Pull the shrimp out of the fridge. Discard the excess marinade and place the shrimp on the skillet. Cook for about 1.5-2 minutes per side or until they are no longer translucent but opaque white. When the shrimp are done, pull them off and let them cool for 2 minutes. While cooling, toast your tortillas over the fire.
  4. Before serving, remove the tails from the shrimp. Add a base of guacamole to a tortilla then top with 3-4 shrimp. Top with the pineapple salsa with a drizzle of Mexican Crema. Prepare the rest of the tacos, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Shrimp “Al Pastor” Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 365mg122%
Sodium 552mg24%
Potassium 963mg28%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 398IU8%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.