1tablespoontequila(I used an aged añejo tequila for a smoky flavor, but any kind will work)
3clovesgarlic,minced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1tablespoonlime juice(about juice of 1/2 lime)
1teaspooncoarse kosher salt
1teaspoonancho chili powder
For the slaw
4cupsthinly sliced cabbage(green, red or a combination of both)
2tablespoonslime juice(about juice of 1 lime)
1/2teaspoonsalt,plus more to taste
For the tacos and toppings
chopped cilantro,for garnishing
cotija cheese,for garnishing
lime wedges,for garnishing
warm corn tortillas,as needed
Prepare grill: Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F-450°F) for direct-heat grilling. While grill is heating up, make the slaw.(For gas grilling, simply light all the burners on high, close the lid and let the grill heat up for 5-10 minutes. For charcoal grilling, the process is a bit more involved. Here's a super-quick read showing you step-by-step how to start a charcoal grill.)
Make the slaw: Add all slaw ingredients to a medium bowl and toss to combine. Taste and season with more salt if desired. If you prefer your slaw a little more dressed, add in more mayo and/or sour cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Grill the corn: Grill the ears of corn with the lid closed for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until corn is caramelized and dark brown spots appear on the kernels. Transfer to a large plate or baking sheet and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
Slice corn: When cool enough to handle, slice corn kernels off the cob and into a bowl. Set aside.
Season shrimp: In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the shrimp. Toss together until evenly coated.
Skewer: Thread the shrimp onto 4-6 metal skewers. (If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 15 minutes before threading shrimp to help prevent the skewers from burning on the grill.)
Grill: Grill the shrimp for 4-5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until the shrimp are firm to the touch and opaque at the center.
Assemble tacos: Remove the shrimp from the skewers and serve in warm corn tortillas with slaw, grilled corn, cotija cheese and a spritz of fresh lime.
Nutritional estimate does not include corn tortillas.