Maintenant en lecture: Recipe for Homemade Tortillas with Nordic Shrimp and Maple Mayonnaise
Recette de Tortillas Maison aux Crevettes Nordiques et Mayonnaise à l'Érable

Recipe for Homemade Tortillas with Nordic Shrimp and Maple Mayonnaise

Take a culinary getaway to the heart of Quebec with this recipe for homemade corn tortillas, topped with wild northern shrimp and topped with homemade Dijon mustard and maple syrup mayonnaise. Inspired by the richness of local products and the generosity of Quebec nature, this recipe is a real invitation to discover or rediscover the authentic flavors of this magnificent region.


For the corn tortillas (15 to 20 tortillas):

  • 2 cups Maseca corn flour
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

For the toppings:

  • Quebec Wild Northern Shrimp
  • 1 melon radish, sliced ​​into thin rounds
  • 1 green apple, cubed
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and cubed
  • 1 green shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Herbs of your choice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mayonnaise with Dijon mustard and maple syrup (see recipe below)


For the corn tortillas:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the Maseca corn flour with the salt.
  2. Add the lukewarm water and mix well until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous paste. The dough should be sticky, but not too runny.
  3. Form balls of dough the size of a golf ball.
  4. Place a ball of dough between two sheets of waxed paper and flatten it with a rolling pin until it is about 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  6. Take the flattened tortilla, carefully peel off the top wax paper and place the tortilla in the hot skillet. Cook for about 30 seconds to a minute, until bubbles start to form on the surface. Flip the tortilla and continue cooking the other side for about 30 seconds, or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove the tortilla from the pan and place it on a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat the process until all the batter is used.
  8. Garnish the tortillas as you wish, add a layer of mayonnaise and enjoy!

Mayonnaise with Dijon mustard and maple syrup


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions for the Dijon mustard and maple syrup mayonnaise:

  1. In a large bowl, using a whisk, mix the egg yolk, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, lemon juice and salt until well blended.
  2. Then add the vegetable oil drop by drop while continuing to whisk vigorously. Continue until the texture becomes smooth and thick.
  3. Transfer mayonnaise to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use. This mayonnaise can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.

This homemade Dijon mustard and maple syrup mayonnaise is delicious on sandwiches, burgers, salads or as a dip for vegetables. With these homemade tortillas filled with northern shrimp, you have a deliciously Quebec dish that will delight your taste buds and those of your guests!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Are Northern Shrimp hard to find?

No, northern shrimp are generally available in grocery stores and fish markets in Quebec. They can also be ordered online.

2. Can I use another type of shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, although northern shrimp is traditional in this recipe, you can use any type of small shrimp.

3. Can I make these tortillas without Maseca corn flour?

Yes, although Maseca corn flour gives an authentic texture and taste to tortillas, you can also use other corn flours.

4. How long can I store homemade tortillas?

Homemade tortillas can be stored in a resealable freezer bag in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen for later use.

5. What is the shelf life of homemade mayonnaise?

Homemade mayonnaise can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.