Mexican Shrimp Boil with Jalapeno Aioli

Mexican Shrimp Boil with Jalapeño Aioli

Add a little Mexican flair to your next shrimp boil. We used taco seasoning mix instead of shrimp boil seasoning to flavor these easy, make-ahead beauties. 
  • Total Time 2 Hours 25 Minutes
  • Prep Time 25 Minutes
  • Servings 4
  • Ingredients 12



  • 3 cups water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1 lb uncooked deveined peeled extra-large shrimp (16 to 20 per lb), with tails left on

Jalapeño Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile, stem and seeds removed, quartered
  • 2 green onions, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


Step 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, mix water, taco seasoning mix, salt and quartered lime. Heat to boiling over high heat. Add shrimp; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Drain shrimp; transfer to medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Shrimp can be refrigerated several hours before serving. 

Step 2 In blender, add Jalapeño Aioli ingredients; cover and puree 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Serve with shrimp. Aioli can be made up to 4 hours before serving; cover and refrigerate until then. 


Calories280( Calories from Fat190),% Daily ValueTotal Fat21g21%(Saturated Fat3 1/2g,3 1/2%Trans Fat0g0%), Cholesterol170mg170%;Sodium650mg650%;Total Carbohydrate2g2%(Dietary Fiber0g0%  Sugars0g0%), Protein20g20%; % Daily Value*:Vitamin A6%;Vitamin C6%;Calcium6%;Iron4%;Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat; 
Carbohydrate Choices:0 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 

Expert Tips

The jalapeño aioli is also great served with grilled chicken, salmon or flank steak.

The soy sauce in the aioli may seem surprising, but it adds a nice touch of earthy umami flavor.