Beach Recipes: Shrimp & Crab Nachos

One of the benefits of renting  a beach home rather than staying at a hotel is taking advantage of the kitchen! Whether you’re vacationing with just your significant other, or sharing a home with friends and family, this crowd-pleasing shrimp and crab nachos recipe is sure to be a hit!


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (9-ounce) bag of your favorite tortilla chips
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeno
  • Scallions for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, cajun seasoning, and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
  2. Combine cooked shrimp, crab, sour cream, and 1/4 of the cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Spread tortilla chips on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and top with jalapeño.
  4. Broil on high for about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.


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