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Al Pastor Shrimp Tacos

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients
This wonderfully simple shrimp taco is a delicious use of an ‘Al pastor’ style spiced marinade. ‘Al Pastor’ is believed to have been brought to Central Mexico by Lebanese immigrants back in the day,...


  • 2 tablespoons red annatto (achiote) powder (can substitute paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro

Nutrition Facts


399 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

11 g


43 g


6 g


8 g


21 g


735 mg


  1. In a large bowl, combine annatto powder, chili powder, orange zest, orange juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and pineapple. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp and stir until shrimp is coated. Leave to marinate 10-15 minutes.
  2. Place a sauté pan over medium heat and add remaining oil. Add marinated shrimp and cook for about 10 minutes, until shrimp turn pink. Remove from heat.
  3. In a dry sauté pan over medium low heat, place one tortilla at a time in pan to heat through.
  4. Place a portion of shrimp onto each tortilla. Garnish with cilantro and red onion.

Chef Tips

If you have a cast iron grill pan at home, cook the shrimp on that

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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