Governor Tacos: recipe for shrimp tacos
Governor's tacos should be one of the best taco recipes of Mexican food, or flat out, the best.
The key to its success lies in the basic ingredients: the shrimp. Who would say no to some delicious shrimp tacos?
Recipe of tacos gobernador
Like many of the Mexican recipes with seafood, the origin of these tacos comes from the north of the country , specifically from the province of Sinaloa.
This recipe for tacos was created for a governor, as the name says, in the city of Mazatlan.
Governor tacos with shrimp
Serve immediately your tacos governor.
I recommend accompanying them with more lemons cut in quarters, to season with the juice at the time of eating, and with a good red Mexican sauce. You can also decorate your tacos with chopped cilantro, or avocado. Although the latter is not so traditional, I love doing it 🙂
Some notes on the ingredients of the governor tacos
If you are not Mexican or are not used to preparing the dishes of Your typical cuisine, you may have some questions about the ingredients that we mentioned in the recipe.
- The shrimp.
The so-called "pacchetta shrimp" are the smallest.
For governor tacos and many of the Mexican recipes from the north of the country, it is common to use wheat flour tortillas, or white tortillas.Wheat tortillas tend to be larger and are closer to those used to prepare kebab. However, this recipe will be delicious with both types of tortillas.
- The cheese.
Oaxaca cheese is one of the most typical and used cheeses in Mexico. For those who are not Mexican or are not there, we will try to describe it as precisely as possible. It is a soft and fresh white cheese, which melts easily into a kind of ribbons or filaments, when broken by hand. To try to make a comparison with another type of cheese, we could talk about a kind of mozzarella already drained, but with a more pronounced flavor, and with the particularity of the consistency that we have just explained.
- Chilies and peppers.
Instead of paprika or pepper, a chili can be used, if you are a spicy lover. Choose a chile serrano, preferably. A poblano pepper will also work well.
- Chicken broth?
Some people add chicken broth when cooking shrimp , to give them even more flavor. This can be done in two ways: with cubed industrial broth or powder, of which we would add half a cube or a teaspoon coffee, or with concentrated broth, like the one in our chicken broth recipe. If it's the latter, add half a cup after starting to cook the shrimp in the pan.
If you liked this recipe for tacos governor, I also recommend our tacos al pastor, this recipe for quesadillas or These Mexican tacos with tomatillo sauce.