A up close overhead view of a Taco Shrimp and Polenta Bowl in a green bowl with an orange cloth napkin underneath the bowl.

Taco Shrimp & Polenta Bowls

Hit a local Mexican market for a few key ingredients, because these taco shrimp & polenta bowls are budget-friendly and even if you are up against it these days they’re certainly doable!

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A up close overhead view of a Taco Shrimp and Polenta Bowl in a green bowl with an orange cloth napkin underneath the bowl.
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Gluten Free Taco Shrimp & Polenta Bowls

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinade Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 41kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • Water
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 cup corn grits polenta
  • 1 pound large shrimp , peeled and deveined, with tails on
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free taco seasoning , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic , from about 3 cloves
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish , optional


  • Bring 3 cups of water and a large pinch of salt to a boil. Add the corn grits, reduce heat, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often, until done. Add more water, ½ cup at a time, to reach a smoother consistency, if needed.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with taco seasoning, salt, and pepper, to taste. Set aside to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat; arrange the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and flip the shrimp over. Cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from pan.
  • Serve the shrimp doused with lime juice over polenta. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Taco Shrimp & Polenta Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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