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Shrimp Chalupa with Mango Salsa

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chalupas)
This is our version of a Mexican dish in which tortilla dough is shaped like a boat and fried until crisp; in fact, chalupa means "boat" in Spanish. Regular chili powder is a blend that tastes mostly of cumin. Chipotle chile powder is pure ground dried chiles, and it packs a hot punch. For more heat use all chipotle powder, or tame the spice by substituting all chili powder.


  • 1 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 3 tablespoons prechopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 32 large peeled, deveined shrimp (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas

Nutrition Information

  • calories 215
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.2 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 13.7 g
  • carbohydrate 26.6 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 542 mg
  • calcium 56 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl, and stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

  2. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, chili powder, chipotle powder, and shrimp in a large bowl. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from pan; keep warm.

  3. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel. Return pan to heat; add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Place 3 tortillas in pan; cook 30 seconds on each side or until tortillas puff slightly. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and tortillas.

  4. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates, and arrange 4 shrimp on each tortilla. Top shrimp with about 2 tablespoons mango mixture, and serve immediately.