Tacos Gobernador Recipe

Tacos Gobernador Recipe

Shrimp lovers will surely love this quesadilla recipe, filled with melted cheese, peppers, and spices!

Tacos Gobernador is an exciting twist to a regular taco or quesadilla because of the shrimp as the main filling.

Presentation of Tacos Gobernador

Word has it that this dish originated due to the governor of a Mexican city's love of quesadillas.

As such, a famous restaurant chef from that city created a taco dish that resembles a quesadilla filled with shrimp and melted cheese.

The chef then presented it to the capitol, and the governor loved it.

The chef decided to call it "Tacos Gobernador" in honor of the beloved governor.

Closer look of Tacos Gobernador


To create this mouthwatering tacos gobernadora, prepare the following ingredients:

Ingredients of Tacos Gobernador
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sliced yellow onion
  • Peeled and chopped shrimp
  • Chipotle powder
  • Thinly sliced red bell peppers
  • Thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • Taco seasoning
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Grated aged cheddar
  • 10-12inch flour tortillas
  • Lime wedges

How to Make Tacos Gobernador

1. Add oil to a heated skillet over medium heat and saute sliced onions and bell peppers until caramelized for two minutes.

Sauteing bell peppers and onions

2. Turn the heat, add the shrimp, and continue sauteing for another two minutes.

Adding in the shrimps

3. Sprinkle the taco seasoning and chipotle powder, and ten stir for another minute.

Adding the taco seasoning and chipotle powder

4. Season the stir-fried shrimp with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Remove the stir fry from the heat and transfer it to a bowl.

Seasoning with salt and black pepper

5. Place the tortilla over low heat without washing the skillet.

Heating the tortilla

6. Add half of the stir-fried shrimp to one side of the tortilla and top with half the grated cheese.

Adding the stir-fried shrimp and grated cheese

7. Fold the other half of the tortilla to form a half-moon, then cook for three minutes on low heat. Slowly flip the quesadilla and cook for another three minutes.

Folding the half of tortilla

8. Remove the dish from the pan, and repeat the process with the remaining tortilla. Serve the dish with lime wedges.

Important Tips

  • Grate the aged cheddar, and make sure to freeze it for an hour before preparing this steak quesadilla. Freezing it will turn itself into a solid block, and it would be easier to grate in that way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Appetizing serving of Tacos Gobernador
  • What does it taste like? It tastes cheesy, punctuated with spiciness, creating a wonderful aroma that captivates your palate. A drizzle of lime creates a natural freshness to the dish.
  • What's the expected result? Expect some burnt on the edges of the tortilla and some of the grated cheese. This is perfectly normal.
  • Can I use other cheese aside from aged cheddar? Yes, you can use Colby cheese and American cheese for this matter. They are the perfect subs for aged cheese, but be sure to grate them well.

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