Mexican Shrimp Dishes
The waters surrounding Mexico are rich with shrimp, so it is no surprise that regional recipes celebrate the sweet, plump seafood. Whether as an appetizer or a main, Mexican shrimp dishes are a festive treat.See Popular Mexican Shrimp Dishes Recipes
Dionicio Jimenez serves the shrimp head-on, alongside Mexican rice. Buy shrimp without the heads on, and ask your fishmonger to butterfly the shrimp for you.
To create this Southwestern-inspired dish, Melissa Rubel Jacobson tosses shrimp with chipotle chile powder (made from dried, smoked jalapenos), grills them, then layers them on top of crunchy fried corn tortillas and crisp, citrusy slaw.
To keep these tongue-tingling shrimp well-chilled during a party, place them in a bowl nestled inside a larger bowl of ice.
Naturally mild shrimp and rice are injected with Mexican flavor, both in the shrimp's cooking broth and the rice's pureed pepper sauce.
Fresh citrus provides beautiful balance to these smoky and spicy grilled shrimp. Shrimp are marketed according to size, with numbers denoting how many individual shrimp are in one pound. For example, medium-sized shrimp are packaged (and labeled) 31-35 shrimp per pound, while jumbo shrimp are packaged at 11-15 per pound.
This recipe makes a fabulous appetizer, but try it for lunch too.
For a fun presentation, serve this simple seafood appetizer in a martini glass.
Hot but not too hot, this combo of sweet sauteed shrimp, peppers, lime, and garlic is great served over pasta or with tortillas for dinner.
These corn and shrimp tamales wrapped in corn husks are the real deal. Serve them when entertaining for a dinner that guests will be sure to remember.
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Quick-cooking shrimp is a fantastic, from-the-sea filling for tacos that take 15 minutes to prepare.