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Shrimp Nachos With Pineapple Avocado Relish

Mar 21, 2012

Funny story is that these nachos actually came around by accident. We originally were planning to recreate our favorite Tuna Watermelon Nachos from a local restaurant here, Ritas down at Folly Beach. I went to the store and of course they had no tuna and no watermelon, the main ingredients we needed. So, I quickly improvised and decided to substitute shrimp and pineapple.
Let me tell you these nachos knocked our socks off. It is the perfect combo of flavors. It is important to buy good white queso for these nachos. We bought the Ole brand in the refrigerator section. It is a little pricier than the Tositito brand but the quality is so much better. You could also buy a block of the Mexican queso cheese and melt it on the stove too. If you don’t like Shrimp I think they also would be great with chicken instead. Hope you enjoy these nachos as much as we do!

1/2 Pound Shrimp (Peeled, Deveined, and Diced)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Siracha Hot Sauce
1 cup fresh Pineapple diced
1/2 Red onion diced
2 Jalapenos seeded and diced
1 Avocado diced
1 Container of White Queso (We used Ole brand)
Tortilla Chips (we used Snyders White Corn Tortilla chips)
Fresh Cilantro chopped for garnish

Peel, devein, and dice the shrimp. Place in a bowl and toss with the olive oil and Siracha hot sauce and lightly season with salt and pepper.

Sautee the red onions in olive oil for about 5 mins just until cooked slightly.

In a bowl mix the pineapple, avocado, sauteed onion, and jalapenos. Season with salt and pepper. Heat your queso in a skillet until melted.

Place tortilla chips in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 5-10 mins just to heat the chips.

While the chips are baking Sautee the Shrimp in the same pan you cooked the onions in about 3-4 minutes until the Shrimp are pink and cooked.

Remove Chips from oven and drizzle Queso all over.

Then add the Shrimp and Pineapple Avocado Relish. Sprinkle with fresh Cilantro and your favorite hot sauce and Enjoy!



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  1. Kerr says:

    These sound amazing. I will be making them very soon! And I need to get out to ritas to try the tuna watermelon nachos. Yum!

  2. These look insane! If these were invented by pure accident, you are a culinary genius!

  3. YUM!!!! I love shrimp and pineapple and would never thought to put it on nachos. This looks so doable for me to try too.

  4. Yum!!!! Cannot wait to try these!!!

  5. Looks delicious- can't wait to try on nice spring night!

  6. Looks delicious; can't wait to make it! You need to add a "Pin" button to make it easier for us to share your recipes!

  7. Hannah says:

    Ok, these look amazing! I am adding them to my list of things to make next week. Great creation!

  8. Christine says:

    I can't wait to try these this weekend! Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  9. Nickie says:

    This sounds soooo very good!!! Can't wait to make it this weekend!

  10. This looks BEYOND yummy! Can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing this one šŸ˜‰


  11. Oh my gosh, yum! A combo of all of my favorite ingredients!

  12. This looks SO SO good!! Great tip about the queso!! Can't wait to try! Mmmm!!

  13. These sound beyond delicious!! Totally making these stat…maybe tonight!!

  14. Val says:

    We almost posted a very similar recipe…too funny. I think this will be on my lunch menu today…..yummo

  15. Megan says:

    those look absolutely amazing! can't wait to try this out! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. this is such a creative recipe! looks so yummy

  17. Jess says:

    No freaking way! This is the PERFECT spring/summer food and I am bookmarking this page asap and trying it later this week. Yum!

  18. Megan says:

    All of my favorites in a dish… I can't wait to try this!! Happy accidents in the kitchen always turn into the best meals!

  19. megan says:

    I had the Rita's nachos on NYE and you are right – they are amazing! Your recipe sounds like a great app to make when you have some friends over!

  20. This look delicious. I've just been snacking all day and could really go for a huge plate of these.

  21. The sound and look delish! Can't wait to try out this recipe!!

  22. This looks delish! Oh man, can you please come cook me dinner tonight?! šŸ™‚

  23. This looks ridiculously good!



  24. Andrea says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Pris says:

    My mouth is watering! Might have to make these for girls night this weekend!

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