Two Peas and Their Pod

Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa

This is Jenna from Eat, Live, Run! I was honored when Maria asked me to guest post as she welcomes the newest pea into the pod this week. I’ve been reading Maria’s blog for years and got the chance to meet her a year ago in Arizona at a blogging event. Let me just say she is definitely as sweet in person as she appears on the blog! The recipe I have for you today is one of my all time favorites: shrimp tacos with grilled poblano salsa.

Even though Fall is here, you can always use one more barbecue recipe and this is definitely it! I’ve made these countless times this past summer and it’s my go-to recipe for when I need a great healthy meal.

The real kicker in this recipe isn’t the shrimp though—it’s the salsa! By grilling all of the ingredients in the salsa, it really ramps up the flavor big time. In it, fresh corn, cherry tomatoes and poblano pepper are grilled and tossed with creamy diced avocado, cilantro and lime juice. I promise this will be a favorite for years to come!

Thanks Jenna for guest posting! Make sure you check out her fabulous blog, Eat, Live, Run! 

Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa

Yield: Serves 2


For the salsa:
1 ear corn, husked
6 scallions, white and light green parts only (about 5 inches)
1 poblano chile
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 large (or 2 small) haas avocado
1 small bunch cilantro, minced
Juice of two small limes
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

For the tacos:
1 lb shrimp
Corn or whole wheat tortillas


1. Heat your grill up to medium high. Brush corn, green onions and poblano chile with olive oil and place on grill. You want everything to have a nice char to it—to chile should be black and the corn and onion should be charred. This will take about five minutes, flipping occasionally with tongs.

2. When done, remove veggies from grill and let cool on a plate. When cool, peel the now black skin off the pepper, remove the seeds and chop into small dice. Run your knife down the corn to remove the kernels from the cob and place into a bowl with the pepper. Chop onion and place into bowl as well. Add chopped avocado, cherry tomatoes and cilantro to the bowl and add lime juice and salt. Season to taste and set aside while you prepare the shrimp.

3. Wash and devein if necessary then grill only a few minutes until pink. Be careful because shrimp cook extremely quickly! When done, place into tortillas, top with salsa and eat immediately.

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34 Responses to “Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa”

  1. Jessica — October 5, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    These sound like the perfect way to celebrate the last few days before it actually get’s really cold! That corn looks absolutely perfect!

    Maria, hope you are enjoying your time with the new little man in your life 😉

  2. such pretty pictures, Maria!

    I bet it tasted amazing, too :)

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 5, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    shrimp tacos sound so amazing right now…and yes, it’s 6am! no shame :)

  4. Katherine Martinelli — October 5, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    I have been seriously craving shrimp tacos so the timing on this is just perfect!! This looks amazing. Great guest post :-)

  5. Bev Weidner — October 5, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Hi, Jenna! Hi, Maria!


  6. Curt — October 5, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    This looks awesome. I don’t know which looks better to me, the shrimp or the salsa!

  7. Cassie @ Bake Your Day — October 5, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    My husband will love me for these. Grilled shrimp is his favorite. The salsa sounds divine!

  8. Oh, my. Those tacos look amazing. Definitely adding them to the menu for one of our Tuesday Taco nights this month!

  9. Urban Wife — October 5, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    OMG – *thunk*
    That’s the sound of me face planting.
    I heart shrimp tacos forever and ever amen.

  10. Mari @ Mari's Cakes — October 5, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    Nice to read you Jenna :)
    These shrimp tacos are a must do for me, they look extraordinary delicious!!
    Maria, thanks for having this guest post, wish the best for you and your new baby pea.


  11. Wow,that looks great! I need to make this! I love taco’s! I never eat enough of them!!

  12. Susan — October 5, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    These tacos look great. I love any kind of taco!

  13. Vick Bensinger — October 5, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    These shrimp tacos sound yummy. I especially like the sound of a pablano salsa. I could see using this with many dishes!

  14. Jeanette — October 5, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Hmm I’ve never tried shrimp tacos, but these look really light and delicious!

  15. Saira — October 5, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    I am trying out recipes with shrimps and will definitely give it a try .. :-) … I just have started reading blogs (as I am new to blogging) ….. I love this blog and follow it regularly … I would love to (and hope to :-D) meet you and maria some day (I live in LA) ….. wonderful cooks .. and wonderful blogs … :-) very best wishes to you and maria :-)

    • Two Peas replied: — October 6th, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      Thanks for stopping in and welcome!

  16. CouponClippingCook — October 6, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    Jenna, love the combination of flavors in this….and the simplicity of it too. Sounds easy, delicious and healthy too.

  17. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — October 6, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    These look incredible! Wish they were in my mouth right now hehe 8)

  18. I am a huge fan of fish tacos, so there is no doubt that I will LOVE these shrimp tacos!

  19. Nancy@acommunaltable — October 6, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Shrimp, fish, chicken… anything wrapped in a crunchy tortilla works for me!!

  20. Diane {Created by Diane} — October 6, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    these look so delicious, I love shrimp and eat tacos daily :) can’t wait to try this poblano salsa.

  21. Qurtan — October 6, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    Looks interesting. I like tacos and I like shrimps. This must be realy good.

  22. Deliciously Organic — October 7, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I love this recipe! Fresh and simple. Thank you!

  23. Esi — October 7, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    I can’t believe I missed this. These sound amazing.

  24. Ashley — October 7, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    Adding these ingredients to the grocery list! Can’t wait to make them!

  25. With Style and Grace — October 10, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    Mmm.. love shrimp tacos!!

  26. Marla — October 12, 2011 @ 12:46 am

    Great to see Jenna here & it is always great to have more BBQ recipes :)

  27. Aimee S. — October 14, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    Just made these for dinner! Thanks for the delicious recipe! Huge hit with my 2 picky eaters. And it was fast to make on this busy friday!!

  28. Emily — January 31, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    I made these today and they were fantastic! I didn’t use the grill, but the broiler, and it still had a nice smoky taste. I charred red pepper, which I thought tasted great in the mix. I also used a shrimp/salmon combo. My only thought is there was less heat than I wanted, so I will use 2 poblano peppers next time. I cook 5 days a week for a client and this recipe gets my approval.

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