Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, Slaw and Pina Colada Crema

Get a taste of the tropics with a dish that spans tastes from the Caribbean. These Jerk Shrimp Tacos combine spicy grilled jerk shrimp with a sweet, juicy grilled pineapple salsa, a simple red cabbage slaw for some crunchy texture, and the cool, creamy (and rummy) flavor of pina colada crema (cream sauce) folded into warm corn tortillas. It's simply divine!

Servings: 4
Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes 

jerk shrimp tacosTasty Jerk Shrimp Tacos!


  • 1 pound (16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup jerk marinade
  • 2 cups cabbage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pina colada crema (see below)
  • 12 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups grilled pineapple salsa (you can add 1/2 red pepper, diced)
  • Directions:

    1. Marinate the shrimp in the jerk marinade for at least 20 minutes and up to overnight.

    2. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.

    3. Toss the cabbage in half of the crema.

    4. Assemble tacos by placing the slaw on the tortillas, followed by the pineapple salsa and shrimp finally topping with a drizzle of crema.

    Pina Colada Crema

    All of the flavors of a pina colada in a crema that's perfect for jerk tacos and other Caribbean inspired dishes.

    Prep Time: 10 minutes / Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon rum (or 1 teaspoon rum extract) (optional)
  • Directions:

    1. Puree everything in a food processor and enjoy!

    Jerk shrimp tacos are the perfect weekend meal to make for parties and get-togethers, or a fall tailgate party (you can make the salsa, slaw and pina colada crema ahead of time and take the ingredients with you). And we guarantee they'll go fast, so make plenty for everybody!

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