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Guajillo-Shrimp Tacos

Berlin, 08.02.2016

Open a bottle of wine, make some Guacamole and get ready to cook some shrimp tacos. Chop all the veggies with some guajillo chili and cook it along with the shrimps. Add some white wine at the end and in 30 minutes you have some tasty fusion Mexican shrimp tacos. 

Shrimp fishing grounds are found in almost all coastal regions in Mexico in which many different species can be found due to the privileged and diverse climate conditions. The biggest shrimp production is located in the north-pacific region (Baja California States) and Gulf of California (Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarit) both on the West Coast of Mexico. 

If you like shrimps, you should travel all along the Mexican west coast and you will never get bored of eating shrimp. I would recommend eating aguachile or ceviche (raw shrimp with lemon juice and chile) however, for that you need fresh shrimp, so better to go to places like Mexico where you can get it direct from the sea, mangroves or lakes in the surroundings. 

For all of us living in Germany, I wouldn't recommend eating raw Shrimp, it won´t be the same flavour and I guess it is quite risky to eat raw shrimp which is all but fresh. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cook it and, this time, I present a death simple recipe with guajillo chili which brings a very intense but mild chili taste.

For this recipe, we invited some friends to Till´s place, as a starter I've prepared some Guacamole and crispy tortilla chips which we accompanied with a glass of one of my favorite Spanish red wines from the Amezola de la Mora winery. 

There is no story behind this recipe; I love shrimp and guajillo chili so basically I added couple more veggies, mixed the ingredients in a Pan and make some tacos out of it. You can also make a Guajillo Salsa and cook the shrimps in it, but I will do that in the future, this time, I wanted a quick recipe and also used white wine to bring a more aromatic flavour; furthermore it helps to neutralize the spiciness of the guajillo chili. On that night, we had a South African Sauvignon Blanc from the Jordan winery, dry but very fruity wine that I buy very often.



Guajillo-Shrimp Tacos
  • 4,8 Schotten    chili guajillo
  • 400 g    king prawns
  • 2,4    shallots
  • 2,4    garlic cloves
  • 160 g optional    champignons
  • 1,6 Glass optional    white wine

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Guajillo-Shrimp Tacos
  1. Remove the stems, seeds and veins from the chiles
  2. Slice the peppers
  3. Finely chop the champignons and schallots
  4. Press the Garlic clove with a garlic press
  5. Add the garlic, schallots and the guajillo peppers into a pan and broil.
  6. Add the prawns when the schallots turn gold brown.
  7. After 10 mins. add the champignons and cook until they turn soft.

Tacos Side-Dish: 

  • Fried Black Beans
  • Avocado
  • Coriander
  • Lime juice (lemon is also good)