Mexican Shrimp Boil with Jalapeño Aioli

Shrimp Boil with Jalapeno Aioli Recipe

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.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 2 Hours 25 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 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
  • 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
Recipe Continues Below


  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.
  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.

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.


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. 

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