Governor Tacos Recipe (Tacos Gobernador)

This recipe for tacos is said to have been created in the mexican state of Sinaloa; if anyone knows the name of the governor for whom these tacos were created and the story behind it, let me know! Basically it is a seafood taco filled with shrimp, bacon and green chiles like the serranos or poblanos, then topped with cheese, cilantro and lettuce...

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Gobernador tacos

Recipe for tacos gobernador


* 1 lb. of medium sized shrimp
* 5 slices of bacon
* 2 ripe red tomatoes
* 6 serrano chiles
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 1 tablespoon chicken broth powder
* 1 bunch cilantro, thoroughly cleaned and chopped
* Manchego cheese or oaxaca (or cheddar...)
* Tortillas, quantity as needed

To accompany:
* Refried beans
* Red salsa
* one Avocado sliced ​​very thin


1) Heat the comal or griddle and roast the serrano peppers and after the tomatoes. When they are roast, throw them in the blender with the garlic and onion. Add the bouillon powder and the cumin to the salsa to your taste. This salsa should be coarsely blended, not completely liquid. check seasoning and add salt if needed; also if needed you can add more water, just keep in mind it has to stay somewhat thick.

2) Fry the bacon in a large skillet, and remove excess bacon fat if you feel there is too much. Add the shrimp and cook in the bacon fat a few minutes (3-4 minutes maximum, keeping in mind that the shrimp become rubbery when overcooked); reserve the shrimp in a bowl. Pour the salsa over and boil all together until the salsa reduces and becomes thick. Finally, add the cilantro, add back the shrimp and remove from the stove; reserve while we heat up the tortillas...

3) Heat up the tortillas until they are very hot, then fix each tacos pouring some of the shrimp salsa, and some cheese. Fold as quesadillas and you could if you like fry them again a little bit, in hot oil; but this takes some practice now that the tacos are made...

Serve the tacos accompanied by refried beans, avocado slices and some salsa roja.

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