Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce (Camarones Enchipotlados)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe comes from The Art of Mexican Cooking. Very authentic. Update: Some may find this recipe a bit on the 'spicy' side so I've made notations to "adjust to taste" on some ingredients. On ocassion I have substituted canned tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the shrimps with salt and pepper and lime juice and set aside to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan; add the drained shrimp (reserving any liquid), and sliced onion and fry, shaking the pan and tossing (or stirring) the ingredients, for about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp and onion with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. In a blender jar, blend the tomatoes, chipotles, and their liquid, and garlic to a textured sauce. Reheat the oil, and add the sauce, and fry over high heat stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking for about 8 minutes. Add the wine, oregano, marinade and salt to taste and cook for another minute. Add the shrimp/onion mixture and cook for about 2 minutes--for the shrimps should be just cooked and not rubbery.


Most Helpful

easy and good, I only had a tiny bit of lime so I marinated the shrimps in a little fresh orange juice, it was very good.

lelola36 March 04, 2007

Very flavorful dish, thanks Galley! I used La Morena Adobo Sauce and bit of green pepper instead of the chipotles in adobo, and it turned out spectacular! Fresh tomatoes make all the difference!

Lil Bollington November 03, 2011

Very tasty without being too spicy! I did find the tails a little inconvenient so I may just remove them before cooking next time. Served with salad, Recipe #99773, and a few margaritas, this makes a nice meal. Reviewed by a Saucy Senorita for ZWT5.

Sue Lau May 18, 2009

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