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Blackened Shrimp Nachos in a large cast iron skillet ready to serve for super bowl
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Blackened Shrimp Nachos

These easy Blackened Shrimp Nachos are spicy, cheesy, crunchy and loaded with flavorful seafood.  Update your Game Day Super Bowl menu and game day eats with tons of flavor and spice. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Cajun/Creole, seafood
Keyword crowd pleasers, nacho recipe, party food, seafood recipes, super bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 529kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp blackened or cajun seasoning
  • 1 bg tortilla chips
  • 1 jar fresh pico de gallo
  • 1 package shredded Mexican cheese
  • Optional: Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • For shrimp, add olive oil to a cast iron or heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat. Add raw shrimp to a bag and pour blackened seasoning over it. Shake the shrimp in the bag to make sure the seasoning sticks. Fry shrimp in an even layer for 2 minutes on each side and set aside.
  • Next begin layering process. Add half of tortilla chips, followed by half of pico de gallo and half of cheese then repeat with remaining tortilla chips, pico de gallo and shredded cheese.
  • Top nachos with shrimp and bake for 10-15 minutes or until everything has melted together and is hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes then top with cilantro (if desired) and serve.

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Notes

Tip 1: If you can't find blackened seasoning, you can use cajun seasoning and cut back some of the spice since it tends to be a bit more spicy than blackened seasoning usually is.  Try this cajun seasoning.
Tip 2: Shrimp cooks very quickly, I’m talking about 2 minutes of cooking on each side. So don’t walk away from the stove! 
Tip 3: When properly cooked, the shrimp should be plump and slightly curled inward. The seasoning will develop a bit of char on the exterior on the shrimp and the tails should be red. Simple! 

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 1513mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 658mg | Iron: 3.2mg