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Camarones a la Crema served with white rice and limes on a white platter.
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Camarones a la Crema

Camarones a la Crema (Shrimps in a Chipotle Cream Sauce) is a delicious shrimp dish made in a creamy chipotle cream sauce that is cooked in twenty minutes or less, making it the perfect weeknight meal.  Serve with rice or veggies for a full savory meal or even as an appetizer.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Shrimps in Cream Sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 1 pound raw large or extra large shrimps de-shelled and deveined
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
    (depending on how much heat you prefer)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 roma tomato chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ½ red or yellow pepper or a combination of both

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the milk, sour cream and chipotle peppers to a blender and blend until smooth and well combined.

  • Add butter to a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and peppers to the skillet.  Stir and cook until onions are somewhat translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes and garlic.  Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the sauce to the pan and mix together well with the veggies.  Add salt to taste. Cook on medium low for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the shrimps and stir.  Cook the shrimps for 5 minutes stirring in between.
    DO NOT over cook the shrimp or they will turn hard and rubbery.
  • With a spoon taste sauce for salt and adjust if needed.


NOTE:  If you do not like spicy foods, just add half a chipotle pepper which will still give the sauce the smoky flavor of the chipotle pepper.  However, note your sauce will look lighter in color.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 337mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 3mg