It is fun finding new and different appetizers to serve to friends. These shrimp are very versatile. You could use them for shrimp fajitas or after grilling you can wrap a blanched snow pea around them and secure it with a toothpick.
But here I decided to use those great Tostito Scoops chips. I filled them with a little bit of guacamole and topped with the deliciously glazed shrimp. They were a huge hit.
Here are all the ingredients. Make sure your shrimp are thawed, deveined, and remove the shell and tail.
In a small saute pan heat the oil and add the onions and garlic. Saute until golden brown, about 8 – 10 minutes on medium high heat. Now add in the cumin and oregano.
Place the onion mixture into a blender with the water, vinegar and chipotle peppers. Give it a good whirl until all is blended together. Allow the mixture to cool.
Place the shrimp in a large ziploc bag. Add half of the chipotle/onion mixture. Place in refrigerate to marinate for about 2 hours.
Mix together the other half of the chipotle/onion mixture with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
And 1/4 cup of orange juice. Mix well.
Place the mixture in a medium sauce pan and reduce to 1/2 cup. This should take about 10 minutes or so. This is going to be your glaze for the shrimp.
Meanwhile we’re going to make our guacamole.
I do know how to make guacamole from scratch.
I mean this McCormick’s guacamole mix is THE BEST EVER (and yes, it has to be McCormick’s). You know that I am all about flavor and this guacamole is delicious.
But please, if you have an amazing guacamole that you make, then that’s what you should do. I’m just sticking with my really tasty, really easy guacamole.
Once you have mixed your guacamole then place it in a large ziploc bag, remove all air from the bag and place in refrigerator until you are ready to use.
Right before you are ready to serve your shrimp grill ‘em up and glaze the shrimp as you go.
When you are ready to fill your tortilla cups then just snip off a small corner of the bag that the guacamole is in and pipe it into the cups. Easy!
Top each guacamole cup with a glazed shrimp and wala. A delicious and different appetizer for your friends to enjoy.
If you feel the shrimp are too large then cut them in half and only use half a shrimp for each cup.