Delicious seafood dish that is easy to prepare and ready in under 45 minutes. Cheesy seafood enchiladas packed with large shrimp, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes and all baked in spicy, creamy sauce.
“You fantastic fish, you!” Well, actually shrimp but still fantastic!
(My son has been watching Megamind way too many times lately, hence the reference.)
I love it when my friends come over for dinner, because I get to cook for someone who doesn’t get to eat my stuff all the time. I love cooking for friends because they are always so appreciative and can’t stop showing me how much they enjoy the food. Hubs got a little used to all that I make so I don’t get all the “ooh” and “aaah” from him anymore. Our friends though, they can still stroke my little chef ego.
These enchiladas were definitely fantastic. My friend and I were both full after one but it was hard to stop eating. All that gooey, melted cheese inside with shrimp, onions, tomatoes and jalapenos, wrapped in a cream sauce soaked tortilla…ah, perfection! Best part is that you can adjust the heat to your liking. You can add more cayenne pepper (just be careful with how much you add) and add an extra jalapeno if you’d like a spicier dish.
Spicy Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas
- 12 oz large shrimp
- 1 small yellow onion
- 2 large jalapenos seeded
- 2 medium tomatoes "on a vine'
- 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil for cooking
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 4 medium tortillas flour tortillas recommended
- 5 oz Monterrey Jack cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9-inch baking dish.
- Preheat oil in a large cooking pan over medium heat.
- Slice onions and seeded jalapenos thinly and dice tomatoes.
- Saute veggies with some salt until softened.
- Whisk heavy cream, sour cream, pressed garlic, spices and salt in a mixing bowl and add it to the pan with veggies. Stir well.
- Add shrimp and cook, still over medium heat, until shrimp is almost done.
- Add some cheese in the center of each tortilla.
- Using slotted spoon, scoop out about a quarter of shrimp/veggie mixture, draining most of the sauce, into the tortilla. Roll tortilla and place it in the baking dish, seam down. Repeat with remaining tortillas, shrimp and veggies.
- Pour sauce over enchiladas and spread remaining cheese on top.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Serve right away.
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