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Tlacoyos with Shrimp in Adobo Sauce

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If typical Mexican snacks are your favorites, this recipe for Shrimp Tlacoyos will become the next dish at your next family meal. The difference with these homemade tlacoyos is that you can serve them with marinated shrimp on top and garnish with onions, cilantro, cream, cheese, avocado and green sauce. Something important to consider when you make this recipe for tlacoyos, is to hydrate or moisten the corn masa dough well so that it does not crack or break apart and also, keep the dough covered so that it does not dry out.
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6 portions
  • 1/2 kilos corn dough
  • enough Water
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 onions, for the adobo
  • 3 ancho chili peppers, without veins and seedless, soaked. for the adobo
  • 2 guajillo chilies, without veins and seedless, soaked. for the adobo
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, for the adobo
  • 2 allspices, for the adobo
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar, for the adobo
  • 1/2 cups orange juice, for the adobo
  • 1 tomtato, for the adobo
  • 1 tablespoon salt, for the adobo
  • 1 clove garlic, for the adobo
  • 1 raja cinnamon, for the
  • 500 grams shrimp, washed and peeled
  • enough vegetal oil
  • 1/2 cups onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cups refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon Chili pepper, in red vinegar, chopped
  • enough salt
  • enough allspices
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • enough sour cream, to garnish
  • enough onion, finely chopped, to garnish
  • enough fresh coriander, to garnish
  • enough avocado, to garnish
  • enough fresh cheese, to garnish
  • enough green sauce, for garnish


In a bowl, mix the corn dough with the water, the lard, the salt and knead until completely integrated. Cover and set aside.
For the marinade, blend the onion with chilies, sugar, pepper, vinegar, orange juice, tomato, water, salt, garlic and cinnamon until you get a smooth mixture. Marinate the shrimp with this mixture for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
In a frying pan with oil at medium temperature cook the shrimp until they are done, adjust the seasoning and set aside.
In a frying pan with oil, cook the onion, add the red peppers in vinegar, the beans, the salt, the pepper, the cumin and cool slightly.
With your hands, form balls from the corn masa dough, flatten it out in an oval shape, fill with a spoonful of beans and then fold to close. Give it the shape of tlacoyo, cook on a griddle over medium heat until golden brown.
Serve the tlacoyos with the shrimp, decorate with the sour cream, onion, cilantro, avocado, fresh cheese and accompany with green sauce. Serve.


Garnish with onion, cilantro, avocado and fresh cheese. Enjoy!


Moisten your corn masa dough very well so that the tlacoyos do not break apart.It is important that you keep the corn masa dough covered so that it does not dry out.

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