Shrimp nachos with sweet and spicy peppers are fun party food. They only take a few minutes to put together, but feel like a real treat.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2teaspoons kosher salt
- 1teaspoon dried oregano
- 1teaspoon paprika
- ½teaspoon ground cumin
- ½teaspoon garlic powder
- ½teaspoon chili powder
- ½teaspoon black pepper
- 2tablespoons butter (melted)
- ½pound raw shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
- 5ounces blue corn tortilla chips (about half a bag)
- 1cup Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
- 4mini sweet peppers (sliced into thin rounds)
- 1jalapeño pepper (sliced into thin rounds)
- Optional: 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped fresh)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Step 3In a small bowl combine the salt, oregano, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and black pepper.
Step 4To a medium bowl, add the melted butter and the shrimp. Toss to coat. Add the spice mixture and toss again until the shrimp are coated in the seasoning.
Step 5Set a large skillet, preferably cast-iron , over high heat. Lightly coat the pan with a little butter, oil, or pan spray. When hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and sear for about two minutes on each side. The seasoning will blacken and the shrimp will turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
Step 6Add a single layer of tortilla chips to the cast iron pan and sprinkle some of the cheese on top. Add the rest of the chips and top with a little more cheese, peppers, cooked shrimp, and finally the remaining cheese.
Step 7Bake the nachos until the cheese is melted and hot, 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 8Remove from oven and top with chopped cilantro, if desired. Serve immediately.