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Baja Shrimp Taco Nachos Recipe

Baja Shrimp Taco Nachos Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: Serves 12

3 nachos

Baja Shrimp Taco Nachos Recipe

Not your typical nachos! Skip the tons of melted gloppy cheese and serve your guests this fresh take on nachos that will have them marveling at your creativity!



1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/3 cup chopped cilantro

1 Tablespoon lime juice

2 teaspoons adobe sauce (from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce)

3 cups coleslaw mix

1/3 cup sliced scallions


1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (31 to 40 per pound size)

1 teaspoon adobe sauce (from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

1 small ripe avocado cut into small pieces (about 36)

36 round tortilla chips


  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and adobo sauce in a medium bowl. Remove 1/2 cup and set aside. Add coleslaw mix and scallions to bowl and toss to coat; let stand while preparing shrimp.
  2. Shrimp/Chips:
  3. Toss shrimp with adobo sauce, cumin and salt on a plate. Let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Heat oiled stove top grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add shrimp and grill 3 minutes, turning once, until cooked through. Remove from heat.
  6. To assemble, arrange tortilla chips on serving platter. Top each with about 1 Tablespoon slaw, then top with 1 piece avocado and 1 shrimp. Top with dollop of reserved mayonnaise mixture. For extra heat, serve if desired, with extra adobo sauce drizzled on top.
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