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.
Servings 6 servings
- 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
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.
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!
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