Crab & Shrimp Nachos w/ Homemade Chips

Crab & Shrimp Nachos w/ Homemade Chips | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Mr. Make It Happen via Youtube


Are you hosting a cookout this weekend? Serve this flavor-packed crab and shrimp nachos recipe from Mr. Make It Happen on Youtube. This recipe is a cookout staple in our home. It’s so delicious; I always have to make an extra batch for seconds. Try this today and see for yourself!



  • 1 lb extra large shrimp, chop into bite-size pieces
  • 1 lb lump crab
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 lb Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • AP & Lemon Bae seasoning and sea salt
  • 1 pack of corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • cajun seasoning and chili powder
  • 2 tsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 pints of heavy cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • oil for frying


Step 1

To start, prep and chop all your veggies accordingly, as well as the shrimp. Next, put the shrimp into a bowl and season with some all-purpose and lemon bae seasoning. Mix well. After this, add 1/2 tbsp cooking oil and 2 tbsp of butter in a large pan. Once the butter melts, cook the shrimp until brown on both sides. Set them aside afterward, then melt some more butter in the same pan. Saute the chopped bell pepper, jalapenos, and onions until tender. Season them with all-purpose seasoning, cajun seasoning, chili powder to taste, and 1 tbsp of garlic paste. Mix well, then add 2 tsp of all-purpose flour. Continue to mix until the flour is no longer visible.

Frying the shrimp for the crab and shrimp nachos recipe
Image credits: Mr. Make It Happen via Youtube


Step 2

Next, deglaze the pan with 1/2 cup of dry white wine, then add 1 1/2 pints of heavy cream and 1 tsp lemon juice. Bring everything to a simmer, then turn off the heat. Lastly, stir in the parmesan cheese, then the Monterey Jack cheese. Taste test at this point and adjust the seasonings according to your liking. Now, chop your tortillas into little triangles, and deep fry them for a minute or two or until brown. Once done, remove them from the oil and cool them down on a rack. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt.

Step 3

Once the tortilla chips cooled down, transfer them to a plate and top them with some shredded cheese, then place on a preheated 400 degrees F oven and bake until the cheese melts. After baking, remove from the oven, then place some jumbo lump crab meat over, followed by the shrimp, then drizzle the cheese sauce over everything. Serve and enjoy!

Frying the tortillas for the crab and meat nachos
Image credits: Mr. Make It Happen via Youtube

Crab & Shrimp Nachos w/ Homemade Chips

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