These Camarones al Chipotle (Shrimps in Chipotle Sauce) are just excellent. Savory shrimp made in a savory tomato chipotle sauce with onions, scallions and topped with fresh cilantro. Serve as an appetizer or top on white rice and serve as a meal. Excellent!
Shrimps in Chipotle Sauce
Camarones al Chipotle
These Camarones al Chipotle or Shrimps in Chipotle Sauce are phenomenal! This shrimp recipe is so flavorful and a little spicy.
I personally love the heat that a lot of the Mexican cuisine and mexican appetizers offer. But if you want a little less heat and spice just reduce the chipotle peppers to one pepper that I asked here in the recipe.
Something you should know, when you make these Camarones al Chipotle, your home will smell of piquant, tantalizing aromas. Really your home will smell amazing!
Every time I make this recipe my home fills with the most delectable, enticing and heavenly smells. The mixture of the chipotle peppers with the white wine and garlic intoxicates 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.
For this recipe I used canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
If you are not sure what chipotle peppers in adobo sauce look like, really don’t know much about them or how to handle them, then 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. For a chipotle dip, try Fried Avocado Dippers. If you do make these you won’t be disappointed, I promise.
So let’s get to my Camarones al Chipotle! Enjoy!
- 1 lb large/jumbo 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 you don't want it too hot, just add one)
- 3 roma tomatoes roasted
- 3 garlic cloves roasted
- 1/4 white wine
- 1-2 limes quartered
- Rinse tomatoes and peel garlic cloves.
Roast tomatoes and garlic cloves in a skillet over medium heat with one tablespoon of oil until charred all over turning over with a fork.
Put tomatoes and garlic in a blender with 1- 2 chipotle peppers and blend until smooth.
- Peel and devein shrimp.
Season with salt and pepper and lime juice. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use..
In the same skillet over medium heat add two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chopped onion and cook for a few minutes or until onions are translucent.
Add tomato chipotle sauce to pan. Add white wine. Lower heat and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Season sauce 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: Do not want to overcook shrimp or they will get rubbery.
Sprinkle shrimps with chopped cilantro and serve a few shrimp per person with lime wedges on small plates. Enjoy!
Can also serve over white rice and serve as a meal.
And please don’t forget to share your love of these with me!