Quesadillas de Camaron {Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas}

We've spent the last two days at El Rancho.  Not that any of us mind.  The six of us absolutely love being there.

Yesterday was no different.

Although it was Good Friday, which is the last Friday of Cuaresma, we had the best dinner.  So good in fact, that I just had to share it with you and hopefully make up for the absence of yesterday's Meat-Free Friday.

A little rustic.  Four ingredients.  Very easy to put together.  And oh-so-delicious!

My brother-in-law first tried these Quesadillas de Camaron (Shrimp Quesadillas) in Puerto Vallarta.  Only there, they were called Tacos de Gobernador (Governor's Tacos) and sold for 28 pesos a taco.

He later found these very same tacos at a restaurant in Guadalajara where they were called Tacos de Presidente (President's Tacos) and were a little cheaper at 22 pesos each.

But why spend that much money when you can make them at home?  We made these on the grill, but they can also be made on a comal or griddle.  Add a little salad or Mexican Rice and you've got yourself one delicious meal!

Quesadillas de Camaron

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Queso Fresco, Queso Adobera or your favorite cheese blend
  • American Cheese slices
  • Corn tortillas

Heat the corn tortillas slightly, over low heat.  Place a slice of Queso Fresco on each tortilla.

Top with 2 to 3 shrimp and half a slice of American cheese.

Fold tortillas in half and continue to cook, turning occasionally, until the cheeses have completely melted and the shrimp have turned pink.  To serve, top with Chile de Molcajete or your favorite salsa.  Enjoy!!!

With Love,


  1. i love to try out new recipes and with your help (and your blog), i'll be able to do that!

    you just got yourself a new follower :)

  2. Wow! that's easy to make, and still looks yummy!! Everything with cheese and shrimps is good for me, so i guess this is just right...

  3. So simple and yummy!

    I just posted the review of the book you sent me!

    Nice header too :-)

  4. These look delicious! I love shrimp tacos so these are right up my alley!