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Camarones Enchipotlados (or Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce) is easily one of my favorite go-to recipes.
The spice is right, and outta sight! Don’t worry. I’ll show you how to adjust the heat level and keep all the yumminess.
It’s literally ready in minutes, and if you use some pantry items, it’s done in a snap.
Camarones en Crema Chipotle, Camarones Rancheros, Ceviche de Camaron
These are the ingredients you will need.
- Olive Oil
These are large-sized shrimp, but you can use jumbo, medium, or small too. As long as they weigh 1lb., they can be used in this recipe.
Also, these are already deveined for easier, faster cooking. If the ones you buy are not deveined, you will need to add more time to the overall cooking time.
Use your pantry!
Omit the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and water, and instead use a can of tomato sauce.
Shrimp Pozole, Camarones a la Diabla, Pescado Al Ajillo
How To Make It
- Start by boiling the tomatoes.
- Or, use a can of tomato sauce.
If you have fresh tomatoes, cover them with water and bring to a boil. This will only take a few minutes.
These are Roma tomatoes, but you can use any variation. For a chunkier sauce, dice the tomatoes and saute with the rest of the ingredients minus the water.
- Discard the water used when boiling.
- Place the boiled tomatoes in the blender along with the chipotle, onion, garlic, water, and salt.
- Blend until smooth.
Pro Tip: Make this ahead of time. This chipotle tomato sauce freezes extremely well. Thaw and use as normal.
There are many Mexican recipes that use tomato sauce such as Sopa de Fideo, Sopa de Conchas, Fideo Seco
- Saute the onion in oil.
- Add the chipotle tomato sauce.
- Bring to a simmer.
- Add the shrimp.
- Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until shrimp is no longer pink.
For a thicker sauce, simmer it in the skillet longer before adding the shrimp. This is the time also to taste for salt and heat level.
Be sure to turn off the heat once the shrimp turn pink and serve right away. If not, they will become rubbery.
• If the sauce is too hot, add a splash of water.
• For a milder chipotle sauce, only use one chipotle pepper in adobo.
Great Idea! Camarones Enchipotlados is made with shrimp. Try making this sauce with chicken, beef, or fish.
How Long Will It Last?
In the fridge, Camarones Enchipotlados will last up to 3 days. Freezing this dish is not recommended.
What to Serve with It?
Ensalada de Nopales
Tell me that wasn’t easy, and it’s all ready in under 20 minutes! You probably already have all the necessary ingredients in your pantry too.
Juicy, succulent shrimp and that rich, spicy tomato sauce is a match made in foodie heaven.
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- 2 tomatoes
- 5 cups water (divided)
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 onion diced
- 1 lb shrimp large-sized
- In a stock pot, add the tomatoes and 4 cups water.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until soft.
- Discard the water.
- Add the boiled tomatoes to a blender.
- To the blender, add 1 cup water, chipotle, and salt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Heat the oil olive in a large skillet.
- Add the onion. Saute for 1 minute.
- Add the chipotle tomato sauce to the skillet.
- Bring to a simmer.
- Add the shrimp.
- Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Our family loves spicy food and this dish looks amazing! I’m sure it’s full of flavor too. Yum!
Super flavorful! Hope you try it.
Looks good! My husband and kids love shrimp, so they’d be all about this.
This recipe is delicious. Hope you try it!
I love shrimp! So glad to have a new recipe idea to use up some shrimp. Delicious idea! I’ll give this a try since I’ve never had any form of enchipotlados before.
You will love it! Hope you try it
I made something like this last week. Can’t wait to try your version!
So delicious you will love it!
I love the combination of flavors with this recipe. Looking forward to giving it a try. My family loves shrimp recipes.
This recipe is so yummy. Hope you try it!
This looks delicious! Once I get some shrimp, I’m going to make it!
These are absolutely amazing hope you try this recipe!
Yum! We are huge fans of seafood over here, but I can’t remember the last time I had camarones. It’s about time to make some again.
These are amazing! Hope you try this recipe
We ADORE Mexican food, and really love the combinations of cultures that make it all up. I cannot wait to try this shrimp. We love shrimp and tomatoes and this looks amazing.
You’re going to love this recipe then. So yummy!
This sounds amazing. I’ve never actually had this before. I’m really interested in try it though.
Hope you try this recipe, is really yummy!
These Camarones enchipotlados look so inviting! Such a fancy and delicious dinner!
Thank you! This is such a yummy dish. Hope you give it a try.
What a perfect recipe idea during this pandemic. I am struggling on what to cook everyday, thanks for this new idea.
You’re welcome. Super easy to make, and it uses up staple pantry items.
This dish looks so good and refreshing! I love Mexican food and seafood! Yum!
Thank youuuu! This recipe is a keeper even if I say so myself. 🙂
I’m allergic to shrimp but the recipe looks incredibly delicious in your pictures. I bet it tastes divine!
Looks absolutely delicious (and so easy!). I’ve been looking for ways to switch up my quarantine diet recently (LOL!) and just ordered a lot of frozen seafood. I’ll be making this when it comes in. Thank you!!
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Quarantine diet. LOL! Best thing I’ve heard all day.
This dish has become a regular for my household! My fiancee loves the flavor, and I also love how quick & easy it is to prepare for a weeknight dinner. Such a good recipe!
So glad you liked this Camarones Enchipotlados recipe. Thank you!