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I was invited to Chef Marcela Valladolid’s house for dinner. Who says no to an invitation like that?! I had met her a few time before, but this was my first time at her beautiful home. Several influencers from all over Southern California gathered in her backyard as she cooked tacos topped with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa live on Facebook. It was foodie fun at its best!
The food was amazing – freshly made corn tortillas, agua de jamaica, esquites, tacos al pastor made by Chef Marcela herself. Not to be overlooked by the attention to details that made dinner, not just dinner, but an experience – a band playing, sombreros hanging on the wall, even a cart of Mexican paletas. Just look at the menu made out of wood and the bougainvillea flowers. Loved it! Loved it all.
In person, she’s exactly the same as you see on the Food Network – funny, sweet, and super talkative. She reminds me so much of me. We are both Mexican who have lived our lives in both the US and Mexico, we have sons roughly the same age, are both passionate about food, and we only live 20 minutes away from each other. We need to become bffs. 🙂 That night, we also had Salmon Tacos Gobernador which inspired my version for Tacos Gobernador using HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa.
In short, Tacos Gobernador are Cheesy Shrimp Tacos. They are traditionally made with shrimp.
From here, I chopped the shrimp into tiny pieces and marinated them for 30 minutes with the HERDEZ ® Guacamole Salsa. Even though it says “salsa,” HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa is very versatile. Use it as a topping, dip, or as I’m using it here, for cooking. It will add incredible flavor to your dishes.
This won’t take long to cook. Once the shrimp are no longer pink, remove from heat. Ps. I added a diced tomato.
On a comal, or griddle, add butter and warm up the tortilla for 1 minute. Flip and add cheese and a spoonful of the shrimp mixture to half of the tortilla. Fold the other half to create your taco. Flip to cook the other side. Once the cheese is melted, your Taco Gobernador is done.
The beauty of the cheese is that it serves like glue. It holds the shrimp together. Tell me this doesn’t look good?!
These Tacos Gobernador are oh so delicioso. My favorite part is that they’re easy to make. We’re talking about only a few ingredients, and done! Serve with more of that creamy texture of real avocado and spicy kick of authentic salsa verde of the HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa. Yum! Hope you enjoy!
Thank you to Chef Marcela and everyone who put this wonderful event together!
Description: Tacos Gobernador, or Cheesy Shrimp Tacos, are incredibly delicious. This easy recipe will leave you and your family craving for more.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
½ lb raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined
¼ cup HERDEZ ® Guacamole Salsa
1 tablespoon oil
1 tomato, diced
¾ cup grated cheese
1 tab of butter
Cilantro (for garnish)
Chop shrimp into 1-inch pieces
Add HERDEZ ® Guacamole Salsa and mix well
Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
In a large skillet, heat oil.
Add shrimp and tomato.
Cook until the shrimp is no longer pink. About 5 minutes.
Turn stove off.
Melt butter and spread all over the griddle.
Heat tortilla on one side for 1 minute.
Add cheese and shrimp mixture to one half of the tortilla.
Fold the other half of the tortilla, creating your taco.
Using the back of your spatula, press down on the taco for one minute.
Flip and press down again on the taco for another minute, or until cheese is fully melted.
Set aside on a plate.
Repeat until done with the shrimp and cheese mixture.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime and more HERDEZ ® Guacamole Salsa.
Note: You want to use a cheese that will melt well like Oaxaca, Chihuahua, or Monterey Jack.
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