Shrimp in shell with chipotle sauce

shrimp in shell with chipotle sauce

Today we will prepare this simple recipe of marinated shrimp in shell with chipotle sauce, combined with a fresh orange and lemon juice.


  • 500 grams of large shrimp with tails and deveined
  • 1 can of chipotle chiles
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle adobo sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.


  1. In a zip-top plastic bag, combine the olive oil, 1/3 of the garlic, a large pinch of salt and pepper, and the shrimp. Marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, add the remaining garlic, orange juice and chipotle sauce to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook the mixture until it has reduced to a light glaze, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove shrimp from marinade and allow excess juices to drain into bag. Discard marinade.
  4. Place shrimp in hot skillet and cook until shrimp turn pink on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Place shrimp in a bowl and add chopped cilantro, lime juice, orange glaze and mix well. Serve your shrimp enchipotadas in the shell with rice, salad or bread.


  • If you have a little more time you can devein the shrimp yourself. Also remember to select the freshest shrimp and in case you have to refrigerate them, do it for 2 days at the most.
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