Spicy Shrimp Bites

Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 28 bites


  • 1 lb Raw 31-35 Count Medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails off 
  • ½ C Butter
  • 1½ tsp New Mexico Red Chili Powder
  • 1½ tsp New Mexico Green Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Ancho Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp  Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ C Turbinado Sugar
  • 2 C Guacamole (See Recipe for Perfect Guacamole)
  • 2 T Lime Juice, fresh
  • 28 Bite-Sized Corn Tortilla Chips, 1 per shrimp
  • ½ C Lime Crème


  1. Add butter, red chili powder, green chili powder, paprika, ancho chili powder, cayenne pepper, and turbinado sugar to a thick bottomed skillet.
  2. Heat on medium until sugar is melted.
  3. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp turns red, approximately 5 minutes. Do not over cook. 
  4. Turn off heat and let it soak for 10 minutes.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. 
  6. To assemble the bites: Top each tortilla chip with a spoonful of guacamole. Add one poached shrimp on top. 
  7. Drizzle lime crème and lime juice over the top and serve.

Go Rogue by substituting lobster or scallops for the shrimp.

Check out the published recipe at the Branson Globe.