Camarones Enchipotlados (Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Alskann

This recipe is based on one served at Brisas del Mar, a restaurant on the boardwalk of the Port of Veracruz. A flavorful dish that can be served as an appetizer or main course.

Top Review by mickeydownunder

OUTSTANDING for me! As LOVE LOTS and LOTS of chilli! GREAT as an appetizer, main course too! Will put this in the "DEFINATE KEEPER" file, TRUE! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a small shallow pan with foil.
  2. Add the tomatoes.
  3. Broil 2-inches from the heat, turning occasionally, until skin blistered and browned and flesh inside is mushy.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and lime juice; set aside to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  6. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  7. Drain the shrimp, reserving liquid.
  8. Add shrimp and onions to hot oil in frying pan.
  9. Saute for 3 minutes stirring and turning frequently.
  10. Remove shrimp and onions with slotted spoon and set aside.
  11. Place tomatoes, chipotles and adobo sauce, and garlic in a blender; Puree to a textured sauce.
  12. Reheat the oil, add the sauce and fry over high heat, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking, for about 8 minutes.
  13. Add the wine, oregano, reserved marinade.
  14. Salt to taste and continue cooking for 1 more minute.
  15. Add the shrimp/onion mixture to the sauce and cook for 2 more minutes.
  16. The shrimp should be just cooked and not overdone.
  17. Serve as an appetizer or as a main dish over hot rice.

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