Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce
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- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped white onion
- 2 ripe tomatoes, about 1 1/2 lbs. chopped or (14 1/2 ounce) cans each chopped tomatoes, drained
- 2 canned chipotle chiles, en adobo with 1 tablespoon sauce
- 1⁄2 cup Coca-Cola or 1/2 cup Pepsi
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
- In a bowl, stir together the garlic, lme juice, and sea salt and pepper to taste. Add the shrimp and toss until thoroughly coated. Let marinate while preparing the sauce, at least 5 minutes.
- In a heavy frying pan or cazuela over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring constantly, just until the color deepens, less than 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomato mixture to a blender, allowing any excess oil to drip back into the pan. Reserve th oil in the pan. Add the chiles an dsauce, cola, and oregano to the blender. Process until you get a textured sauce.
- Remove the shrimp from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Return the pan with the reserved oil to medium-high heat and heat until the oil begins to shimmer. Add half of the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Using the slotted spoon, transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining shrimp and add them to the plate.
- Return the still-hot pan to medium-high heat and add the sauce. Fry, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and the flavors deepen, about 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes longer just to heat through. Divide the shrimp evenly among warmed individual plates. Spoon some of the remaining chipotle sauce over each serving and serve at once.
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Oh goodness ?? When you read the directions wrong and put 2 cans of Chipotle peppers instead of 2 *canned* peppers..Needless to say I was very confused about how reviews could taste a bit of spice but still sweetness..It was WAY too spicy it burned our whole mouths and tummy's so I'm glad I figured out what I did wrong, just wish I realized that sooner!! Great flavors, though! The shrimp was tasty and it did have a sweetness to it but not with overpowering hot peppers haha