Crab and Shrimp Nachos




Thank goodness for friend's birthdays to pull you away from your busyness and let you sit down, relax and enjoy good food!  Life is going in so many directions at the moment, keeping me away from here and doing other things I love.  On the flip side, I am working on so many exciting projects with our wine, our vineyard and our AVA (American Viticultural Area) I can't help feel a little giddy about it!

However, yesterday, at a little impromtu birthday crab feast, I had to throw in my two sense with these nachos.  Man, they were good.  The kind of good where you think about them before you make them (mouth-watering) and then wish you were eating them for breakfast the next day.

Adding shrimp and crabmeat  to the classic mixture of tortilla chips, melted cheese and pickled jalapenos made these stand out as the perfect pre-dinner appetizer....well, this could have been dinner, but why stop there.  And we didn't.

Enjoy!




Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add shrimp, cumin and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink.




Combine cooked shrimp, crab, sour cream and green onions in a large bowl.




Spread tortilla chips on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.  Top with shrimp mixture.  Sprinkle with cheese and top with jalapeno.

Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts.  Serve immediately.




Yum!

Crab and Shrimp Nachos
From Coastal Living

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed
2-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, cleaned and picked
3/4 cup sour cream
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 (9 oz) bag yellow, white or blue corn tortilla chips
3 cups grated pepper jack cheese
3/4 cup sliced pickled jalapeno

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add shrimp, cumin and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink.

Combine cooked shrimp, crab, sour cream and green onions in a large bowl.

Spread tortilla chips on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.  Top with shrimp mixture.  Sprinkle with cheese and top with jalapeno.

Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts.  Serve immediately.

Serves 6 to 8.

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28 Comments

  1. tara 1

    that looks amazing!!! can’t wait to try it.

  2. Tammy 2

    Now that is the way to make nachos!!!

  3. I just LOVE this sophisticated take on Nachos! Can’t wait to give it a try! (My friends are still talking about your Crab Cake recipe…)

    Question: What size shrimp did you use?

    Cheers,
    Kathy

  4. Noble Pig 5

    I used large…they shrunk up nicely to bite-sized pieces after cooking.

  5. Kari Moore 6

    Sounds soooo yummy~ glad you’re enjoying yourself with all the work and wine!!

  6. those look so good, a must try,,thanks

  7. Topping one of my favorites foods, nachos, with my favorite seafood sounds like a very, very good idea!

  8. drooool

    seafood and nachos.. i want this so badly!

  9. Paula 10

    Oh, yum! I just showed my 10 year old daughter these (her birthday is on Thursday), and she’d like these for her birthday, too! Oh yeah, these are awesome! She says: Nachos + crab + shrimp = awesomeness!!! And happily ever afterness. :-)

  10. Susan 11

    What a gorgeous and tasty recipe.

  11. June 13

    Wow – can’t wait to give these a try. They look fabulous and would be perfect breakfast food! LOL

  12. Adding seafood takes these to a whole new level Cathy.

  13. Lisa 15

    Wow, these sound incredible. I love the way the shrimp is prepared…going to make for Memorial Day!

  14. Marjie 16

    That looks like a wonderful break from the labor of love that’s consuming you every waking hour, or so it must seem!

  15. This is right up my husband’s alley- he adores crab so much being from MD. Can’t wait to make these. Love your blog!

  16. My gosh this is sinful! What a great idea and after eating this head to the gym because I would eat all of them. They look so good!

  17. Jessica 19

    Great pics, looks awesome!

  18. My daughter and I both agree…these are fantastic!! Two thumbs way up!

  19. Are you kidding me? What an amazing grown up snack food. We can still have beer with these though, right? :-)

  20. Carolina 22

    I love this dish! Simple but awesome!

  21. Liz C. 23

    This is right up my alley! It’s absolutely mouth-watering.

  22. Angela 24

    I am making shrimp tacos today and this has so put me in the mood. Maybe next time, I’ll try these.

  23. Pam 25

    Woman, you are killing me! These nachos look so amazing.

  24. linda 26

    what do you suggest pairing this with?

  25. Quentin 27

    Hi, I’ve just made these terrific nachos yesterday night and they were A M A Z I N G!

    As I live in Europe (France) I couldn’t find all of the ingredient like the cheese that i replaced with Dutch Gouda and the green onion, that i replaced with caramelized regular onions.

    Anyway, that was awesome, it served about 6 ppl, but my boyfriend and I ate the whole thing.

    Definitely a must-try!

  26. Thanks for the recipe. Those nachos look really very yummy)) Can’t wait to impress my family with this dish.