Nachos get a seafood twist with this flavor-packed recipe made with simple ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.
What Are Nachos?
Nachos are a popular Mexican snack food consisting of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and other ingredients such as diced tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, guacamole.
Nachos can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish and can be made in a variety of ways depending on personal preference. They are often enjoyed at parties, sporting events, and movie nights, and are a favorite among many people around the world.
Learn About Our Gulf Shrimp!
If you love shrimp, you are sure to enjoy them on nachos as the star protein. Here at Sizzlefish our wild caught shrimp are sourced off the Gulf of Mexico and arrive in vacuum sealed portions. Portions can be conveniently thawed in the refrigerator overnight before using and they’re ready to cook. The shrimp are already peeled, deveined and tail-free making preparation a breeze.
These bite-sized shrimp are perfect for topping over nachos. We seasoned them with lime juice, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano and salt. Feel free to use your favorite taco or fajita seasoning.
Health Benefits of Shrimp!
Gulf shrimp, which are harvested from the Gulf of Mexico, are a popular seafood choice that provide a range of health benefits. Here are some potential benefits of consuming Gulf shrimp:
High in protein: Gulf shrimp are a good source of protein, which is important for building and repairing tissues, maintaining muscle mass, and supporting the immune system.
Low in calories: Gulf shrimp are relatively low in calories compared to other protein sources, making them a great option for those trying to manage their weight.
Rich in vitamins and minerals: Gulf shrimp are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, selenium, and zinc, which play important roles in various bodily functions.
Contains omega-3 fatty acids: Gulf shrimp contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, improved brain function, and other health benefits.
Versatile and delicious: Gulf shrimp are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to stir-fries to pasta dishes, and they have a delicious, slightly sweet flavor.
The Toppings That Make This Recipe Great!
When it comes to nacho toppings the sky is the limit. We love juicy diced tomatoes, red onion, dollops of guacamole, cilantro and pickled jalapeños. Of course, no nachos are complete without melty cheese. We use a freshly grated medium cheddar. Grating the cheese yourself yields a better melted cheese, as store bought shredded cheese is often coated with preservatives and starches that can make it harder to melt.
2 portions Sizzlefish Wild Gulf Shrimp
1 tbsp lime juice
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
5 cups tortilla chips
1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
½ cup diced tomato
1/3 cup chopped red onion
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp pickled jalapeños
½ cup guacamole
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Heat olive oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Blot shrimp dry with paper towel and add to a bowl with lime juice. Season with cumin, paprika, oregano and salt.
Add shrimp to hot skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes, until fully cooked.
While shrimp cooks, spread tortilla chips on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and top with cheddar cheese. Bake for 6-7 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Top nachos with shrimp, tomato, red onion, cilantro, dollops of guacamole and pickled jalapeños.
Other great toppings include:
- Serving Size
- 1 Serving
- per serving
- 30 grams
- 7 grams
- 22.5 grams