Mexican Shrimp in Green Bean Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Something a little different, adapted from a little Mexican cookbook I have. Quick to make, too (preparation time includes the active cooking time).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saute pan or dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the green beans,spices, chipotle, adobo sauce and fish stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Add shrimp. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes (shrimp will just start to turn pink but still appear uncooked). Remove pan from heat, cover and allow shrimp to stand until they turn bright pink (this takes approximately 5 minutes).
  4. Garnish each portion with the cilantro (chopped, if desired). Serve immediately with a lime wedge on the side.
  5. This is good served with rice and warm corn tortillas to soak up the juice, refried beans and sliced avocado.
  6. NOTE: if you prefer, jarred nopalitos may be substituted for the green beans.
Most Helpful

5 5

I loved this sauce. The chipotle was not overpowering and very subtle. The same with the heat.

5 5

Awesome! Use the nopalitos for best results, or if you can find fresh nopales in your area, even better - remove any 'needles' with a paring knife, cut in thin strips and simmer in salted water with a couple of garlic cloves for about 10-15 min. I agree with mama's kitchen about the sauce consistency; I thickened it with a little cornstarch and water, and it came together nicely. Thanks a million for the recipe!

4 5

Amazing flavor in this sauce. I cooked the sauce ALOT longer than called for as it was very thin after the addition of the broth. There was ALOT of sauce- More than needed here, but that is ok- it would make a great pasta sauce! I didnt use green beans but DID use jarred Nopalitos. mmmmmm If you get the opportunity to try nopalitos, do! This is a great recipe to use for that! They have a green bean type flavor but are far better with a slight tang. Amazing flavor! This would be a 5 star recipe if the sauce were thicker, the flavors really intensified after it thickened. thanks for a great recipe!