These Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Pineapple Salsa are a quick and easy weeknight dinner option. Ready in under 30 minutes and full of flavor, these tacos are sure to please the whole family, children and adults alike!
I’m popping in today to share a fun new recipe for shrimp tacos.
I remember the first time I heard about fish tacos in general. I was living in Blacksburg, Virginia, working at Virginia Tech. There was a restaurant called, Cabo Fish Taco (we also have one in Charlotte).
I met up there with a bunch of friends to watch some football. Up until then, I had never considered combining fish and tacos.
Tacos were for chicken, beef or pork. I remember being hesitant to try it, but feeling relieved when I thought, “Hey, it’s not so bad.” Fast forward years, and now, fish tacos are one of my favorites!
If there are fish tacos on the menu, I pretty much always order them. Seafood belongs in tacos – shrimp, too!
But, if you don’t like seafood or fish tacos, I love to throw these easy chicken kabobs in there.
These Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Pineapple Salsa are actually one of my quick go to meals. It sounds extravagant, but it’s really quite easy and quick. Especially because I normally use frozen (pre-cooked) shrimp.
So, all you have to do is heat it up, make the salsa, and you’re pretty much done.
Aren’t easy, quick recipes the best?
First, you need to season the shrimp and cook them so they can get all flavor-y and delicious.
While the shrimp is cooking, you’ll mix the pineapple, watermelon, radishes, cucumber and cilantro for your salsa and let it sit.
The longer you let it sit, the better! You want the flavors to mesh and extra time helps with this process.
For the tortillas, I like to put them in the oven for a few minutes to get them a little crisp, but that’s my preference. If you like yours softer, then omit that part.
I love the sweetness and moistness the fruit salsa adds. It makes the dish feel light and summery. I bet you could switch it up by season – maybe apple slaw in the fall or citrus-y flavors in the winter?
We decided to top our tacos with avocado and some more cilantro.
We’ll be here in Rhode Island through the end of the week before heading back to North Carolina. My birthday is tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to a relaxing day with some ice cream cake of course!
Fish tacos…yay or nay?
What’s your favorite birthday meal?