Spicy Chipotle Shrimp
These Camarones al Chipotle or Spicy Chipotle Shrimp recipe is exactly what the name suggests, spicy! So once again I will state ahead before you decide to make this recipe, that it is SPICY so again if that’s not your thing, move on to my next recipe.
I personally love the heat that much of the Mexican cuisine and mexican appetizers has to offer. And if you do too but also don’t want to overdue it, just reduce the chipotle peppers to one pepper in this recipe.
But let me tell you this, when you make these Camarones al Chipotle, your home will smell of piquant, tantalizing aromas. Really! Everytime I make this recipe my home fills with the most delectable, enticing and heavenly redolence. The mixture of the chipotle peppers with the white wine and garlic intoxicate me into seventh heaven!
Now I hope from past posts you realize how I feel about chipotle peppers. If you don’t, well let me say that, I love them. I just love the earthiness that these chiles offer. Here for this recipe I used canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. If you are not sure what these look like or really don’t know much about them or how to handle them, check out this article by Sara from Our Best Bites. She does a great job explaining what they are and how to preserve the leftover chipotle peppers for future use.
If you want to try another recipe of mine with shrimps and chipotle, or want to learn a little more about chipotle peppers go to my Mini Chipotle Lime Shrimp Kabobs. And if you do make these you won’t be dissappointed, I promise.
So let’s get to my Camarones al Chipotle! Enjoy!
And please don’t forget to share your love of these with me!
Camarones al Chipotle
- 1lb raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 1/2 cup white onion (chopped)
- 3 scallions (chopped)
- 1/2 lime (juiced)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce ((if youu don't want it too hot, just add one))
- 3 tomatoes (roasted)
- 3 garlic cloves (roasted)
- 1/4 white wine
|Rinse tomatoes and peel garlic cloves. Roast tomatoes and garlic cloves in a skillet over medium heat until charred all around. (Can also roast tomatoes with a fork over open flame.) Put all in blender with 2 chipotle peppers and blend until smooth.|
|Peel and devein shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and lime juice. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes if you like but not completely necessary. In the same skillet over medium heat, add your chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add sauce to pan. Add white wine. Lower heat and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.|
|Add shrimp and chopped scallions to sauce. Cook for another 7 to10 minutes (depending on the size of your shrimp). Note: You do not want to overcook shrimp or they will get rubbery.|
|Sprinkle shrimps with chopped cilantro and serve a few shrimp per person on small plates. Enjoy! Note: can also serve over white rice as a meal.|