Tacos Gobernador (Shrimp and Cheese Tacos) Recipe

Tacos Gobernador (Shrimp and Cheese Tacos)

Makes 8

Originally developed to impress the governor of Sinaloa, Mexico, these tacos are a bit like quesadillas. Melty cheese is a must!


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 poblano peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • Dash or two chipotle powder
  • 8 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • Lime wedges


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add poblano and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté 3 minutes or until pepper softens. Add shrimp and chipotle powder, stirring occasionally. Cook for a minute or two, just until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat, cover, and keep warm.
  3. To make tacos, place one tortilla on a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. When cheese melts, add a spoonful of warm shrimp filling and fold in half. Place on a warm platter while preparing remaining tacos.
  4. Serve warm, with lime wedges.


Amount Per Serving (based on 8 servings)
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 540 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Fiber: 1 g
Total Sugar: 3 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 17 g
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