Shrimp Tacos Gobernador
A smokey tomato sauce cradles tender shrimp in corn tortillas with melted cheese.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, diced
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped
1 cup canned tomato puree
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 corn tortillas
1/2 cup shredded Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese
Lime wedges, for serving
Cilantro, for serving
Hot sauce, for serving
In a large heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato puree, oregano, bay leaf, and smoked paprika. Cook for 5-10 minutes until slightly reduced. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Lay 2 tortillas, flat on the bottom of the pan, side by side. Put a small mound of cheese on 1 side of each tortilla. Wait until the cheese melts slightly, about 1 minute, and then add about 2 tablespoons of the shrimp mixture to each tortilla. Fold the tortillas over into half-moon shapes and cook to melt the cheese completely, another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cheese, and shrimp mixture. Arrange the tacos on a serving platter and serve with lime wedges, cilantro and hot sauce on the side.
Recipe adapted from Food Network