Margarita Shrimp Nachos
I really wanted to start this post with a cheese joke – but I couldn’t find the right one. “What do you call cheese that isn’t yours” seemed to easy. Nacho Cheese!! And “What is Tom Hanks favorite cheese?” seemed to far out there for people of my younger (lamer) generation. Oh, the answer is “Philadelphia”, BTW. But there are more important things to discuss today.
Do you have a usual date night spot with your hunny, too? Ben and I are officially that fuddy duddy couple. It’s sick. This tiny little store front packs its parking lot every night and just when you think you’ll have to wait an hour or more (The Horror!) for a table on a Friday night, you get seated right away in this TARDIS-esque restaurant that is so expansive on the inside and practically half of our town can fit in. And to make the whole thing even better – it serves the most rediculously sinful and slide-out-of-your-chair margarita known to man. And it’s not just a single margarita, it comes with a side tumble full of margarita. Double margarita? Boom. Done. Life. Made.
But wait – There’s More! Nachos.
Tequila and I may have had our differences over the years – back in the logging sports days – but we’re on the mend and my margarita-dar goes off if there is a good marg within 15 miles of me. And your margarita-dar should be screaming at you like Ace Ventura making an animal call – because these margarita marinated shrimp nachos are earth shattering.
A margarita call? That should be a thing. And you have plenty of time to hone your margarita call before Cinco de Mayo. You’re welcome.
More Mexican Munchies –
Chicken Mole Salad
White Chicken Enchiladas
Adobo Ranch Bacon Dip
Fried Chicken TacosPrint
Margarita Shrimp Nachos
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Marinade Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 2-4 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Mexican
Zesty, limey margarita seasoned shrimp are layered on top of tortilla chips, cheese, and all your favorite nacho toppings. Serve with a cold margarita!
- ⅔ pound Shrimp,deveined and peeled
- 1 cup Margarita Mix
- 1 tsp Lime Zest
- 1 Tbsp Chipotle Sauce
- 1 cup Jalapeno Cheddar, shredded
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- ½ cup Red and Yellow Pepper, chopped
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- ¼ cup Onion, chopped
- 1 Avocado, cubed
- ½ cup Mexican Crema
- 6 cups Lime Flavored Tortilla Chips
- ½ cup Cilantro, for garnish
- Sliced Lime for garnish
- In a small bowl, mix together deveined and peeled shrimp with margarita mix, lime zest and chipotle sauce. Cover and let marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- On the stove heat up a skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick spray. When the skillet is hot, pour in shrimp and saute until cooked and heated through. Turn half way through cooking.
- Remove from skillet and place on a plate. Set aside.
- On a baking sheet, cover with tortilla chips, and layer with shredded cheese, onion, chopped peppers, and jalapeno (if desired) and cooked shrimp. Bake until cheese has melted and started to bubble.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with avocado, drizzle with Crema and spritz with additional lime juice for flavor. Serve immediately.
YUM!! I actually almost used shrimp in my Margarita Quesadilla I post today, but man they sound perfect on nachos!! Love, love , love these!! I it is Margarita Monday! YES!
Did someone say margarita?! I’m in! 🙂
Holy yum, you outdid yourself with these Megan!! I wish I could reach through my screen and grab a few 🙂 Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Love this!! May need to make these to make up for my lack of margarita drinking. 😉
What is this date night thing you speak of? I haven’t seen one of those in uhmmm a long long time. They’ve been replaced with pre-bedtime rituals of word world and super why. Pass me a freaking margarita already omg. and a nacho with cheese sans seafood 😉
Where have these been all my life?
These look AMAZING!!!!!!
Margarita-dar is a thing and I have it, too, lol! I could devour a plate of these and then some.
Don’t even have to twist my arm and mouth.
This is just too good. Definitely need a plate of these for breakfast!
Cheers girl. These nachos look awesome, and you better believe I’ll be washing them down with a rita on the rocks!
These look MUY delicioso!! I want to take a bite out of that pic right now!
yes please mammma.
Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes. Oh and yes. And YUM.
SO YUMMY! These are definitely going to be made ASAP at my house!
hoooooooooooooooly yum I need this!
Ooowa. Maah. Gawwd. How I wish I could reach through my laptop right now. These + a margarita = perfection.
Hello, sexy senorita! I could seriously live off nachos. These look insanely good!
Yes this does look amazing. I need them now!
Shrimp and nachos. Something I need to make Stevie asap!
I think “Margarita Shrimp Nachos” is the most glorious word combination ever invented. Pinned!
Holy crap, Megan. I cannot handle the amazingness of these nachos! The margarita shrimp alone sound scrumptious, but piled on a stack of cheesy chips sounds totally heavenly.
Where is this restaurant you speak of? I want double margaritas! And these nachos with all that shrimp marinated in margarita mix is killing me!
I need some of these nachos! Sooner rather than later and a margarita, pure happiness!
Ummm. These look absolutely AMAZING! You had me at margarita 🙂
I’ve been thinking of these since I saw them yesterday!! Delicioso!! 🙂
stop it… i’m drooling here! I’ve been on a nacho kick lately! Must make shrimp nachos stat!
I say you make these fab-o nachos in Texas and I’ll promise to bring the taquilla for margs… you know to wash all this deliciousness down!
Wow, these look absolutely amazing! I’ve got to make these asap!
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