Ancho Shrimp on Smoked Gouda Corncakes Recipe

Ancho Shrimp on Smoked Gouda Corncakes Recipe

How To Make Ancho Shrimp on Smoked Gouda Corncakes

Crispy skillet-fried corncakes made from corn kernels, buttermilk, and cornmeal mix are topped with ancho shrimp sauce for a mix of savory and spicy tones.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Corncakes:

  • 1tbspbutter
  • cupgreen onions,sliced
  • 1cupcorn kernels,fresh or frozen
  • 1egg
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 3tbspsour cream
  • 1cupyellow self rising corn meal mix,such as Martha White
  • cupssmoked gouda,shredded
  • ½cupcanola oil,such as Crisco

For Ancho Shrimp:

  • 4tbspbutter
  • 2largedried ancho peppers
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 1lbfresh shrimp,uncooked, shelled, deveined
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 1cuppetite diced tomatoes,canned, undrained
  • green onions,sliced



  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet on medium. Add green onions; cook for 1 minute. Add corn; cook for 2 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg.

  2. Add buttermilk, sour cream, and cornmeal; whisk until smooth. Stir in cheese, corn, and onions. Wipeout a skillet with a paper towel. Add 4 tablespoons of oil; heat on medium-high.

  3. Spoon batter into oil by ¼ cupfuls. Cook until golden brown; turn and brown on the other side. Cook in batches adding oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Wipeout skillet.

Ancho Shrimp:

  1. Melt butter in skillet on medium-high. Add ancho peppers; cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Cook until shrimp turns pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes; cook just until hot. Remove ancho peppers.

  3. Place 2 corncakes slightly overlapping on a serving plate. Top with shrimp and sauce; sprinkle with green onions.

  4. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 581.46kcal
  • Fat: 39.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.48g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.02g
  • Fiber: 3.47g
  • Sugar: 6.07g
  • Protein: 23.15g
  • Cholesterol: 182.89mg
  • Sodium: 792.16mg
  • Calcium: 320.52mg
  • Potassium: 481.05mg
  • Iron: 2.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 217.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 38.15mg
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