Shrimp, Zucchini and Corn Enchiladas

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shrimp, zucchini and corn enchiladas

Mike Garten

Make a quick enchilada sauce of store-bought salsa verde, cilantro and sour cream to get this vibrant dish on the table in under 40 minutes.

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Yields: 4 servings

Total Time: 0 hours 35 mins


15-oz jar mild green salsa

2 c.

fresh cilantro (including stems)

1/4 c.

sour cream

1 tbsp.

olive oil


small zucchini (about 8 oz), cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1 lb.

peeled and deveined shrimp, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 tsp.

ground coriander

1/2 tsp.

chili powder

Kosher salt


cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 c.

fresh corn kernels (or frozen corn kernels, thawed)

1/4 c.

grated cotija cheese


small yellow corn tortillas

2 oz.

Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated

Chopped red onion and cilantro, sliced radishes and jalapeño, for serving

  1. Heat oven to 450°F. In a food processor, puree salsa and cilantro until smooth. Add sour cream and pulse to combine. Spread 1 cup mixture in 7- by 11-inch baking dish. Transfer remaining mixture to medium bowl.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high. Add zucchini and cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp, then season with coriander, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, tossing, 1 minute. Add garlic and cook, tossing, 1 minute. Remove from heat and toss with corn and cotija (shrimp shouldn’t be fully cooked).
  3. Wrap tortillas in double layer of damp paper towels; microwave on High until soft, about 1 minute (be careful of steam when removing). Working with 1 tortilla at a time, dip in reserved salsa mixture, shaking off any excess. Place on cutting board, top with heaping 1/4 cup filling, roll up and place, seam side down, in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  4. Spoon any remaining salsa mixture on top. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack and bake until cheese begins to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve topped with onion, cilantro, radishes and jalapeño.

Store-Bought Star: Desert Pepper Cantina Medium Green Salsa adds a hint of spice and vibrant flavor to this delicious dish.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 420 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated), 26 g protein, 1,745 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber

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