Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shrimp Enchiladas

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Yes, you read that right, SHRIMP ENCHILADAS! I had my first shrimp enchiladas a couple of years ago at one of my favorite restaurants, Cafe Sabor, in Logan UT. After I had them I just had to find a recipe for them. I couldn't find one just like them but this one is just as amazing. We're going to Logan in a few weeks and I think I'll have to get those shrimp enchiladas at Cafe Sabor and disect them to try to make up my own recipe for them. I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs and the only things I changed were the addition of cilantro and I use canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh. I hope you love these as much as we all do!

adapted from

1/2 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, minced
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 can (15 oz) plain diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 C chopped, fresh cilantro-divided
8 (9-inch) flour tortillas

Saute red pepper, onion and green pepper in 1/4 cup butter until crisp-tender. Add oregano, salt, garlic powder, pepper, cayenne pepper, cream and flour; blend well. Continue cooking for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese; stir until melted. Add sour cream and 1/4 C cilantro, stir to blend. Set aside.

In another skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Saute shrimp and 1/2 cup onion until shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp and chop; return to butter and onion. Add tomatoes and 1/2 of the cheese sauce. Spoon 1/3 cup shrimp mixture into each tortilla. Sprinkle cheese on top of shrimp mixture. Roll up tightly. Arrange seam side down in a 9X13-inch glass baking dish. Spoon remaining cheese sauce over tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with remaining 1/4 C cilantro.


  1. Looks so yummy...I'll have to try these someday! -Amanda

  2. Cafe Sabor, huh?! I wanna go there!! Maybe we should meet for lunch instead of ice cream, he he. My kids dislike enchiladas, but if they heard the word "shrimp", maybe they would change their mind!

  3. Misty-You guys haven't been there??? It's at the old train station and has been there for probably 5 years. It is one of my favorite restaurants ever! Maybe we will have to meet for lunch! Have a safe trip and we'll see you soon. Oh, so happy that you all liked the cookies!