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

Jumbo Shrimp with Mushrooms and Garlic

Food & Wine

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.

Total: 30 mins

Chipotle Shrimp

Ladies' Home Journal

Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas

Food & Wine

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.

Total: 40 mins

Tequila-Marinated Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

To keep these tongue-tingling shrimp well-chilled during a party, place them in a bowl nestled inside a larger bowl of ice.

Shrimp with Green Chile Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Naturally mild shrimp and rice are injected with Mexican flavor, both in the shrimp's cooking broth and the rice's pureed pepper sauce.

Total: 40 mins

Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Shrimp Ceviche

Parents

This recipe makes a fabulous appetizer, but try it for lunch too.

Icy Shrimp Cocktail

Better Homes and Gardens

For a fun presentation, serve this simple seafood appetizer in a martini glass.

Fiesta Shrimp with Peppers and Jalapenos

Ladies' Home Journal

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.

Shrimp Fajitas

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Tamales

Ladies' Home Journal

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.

Garlic Shrimp with Avocado Dip

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Total: 20 mins

Two-Way Nachos

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Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos

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Mexican Shrimp and Vegetable Salad

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Total: 40 mins

Salsa-Shrimp Tacos

Old El Paso

Quick-cooking shrimp is a fantastic, from-the-sea filling for tacos that take 15 minutes to prepare.

Total: 15 mins
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