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Camarones Enchipotlados surrounded by green beans and white rice next to lime wedges and a can of chipotle.
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5 from 8 votes

Camarones Enchipotlados

Camarones Enchipotlados is made of tender shrimp in a rich tomato sauce that’s jam-packed with flavor. Slightly spicy, but it can be easily adapted to your taste. All ready in under 20 MINUTES! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Use Your Pantry! Omit the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and water. Instead, use a can of tomato sauce.
For a thicker sauce, simmer it in the skillet longer before adding the shrimp. 
Be sure to turn off the heat once the shrimp turn pink and serve right away. If not, they will become rubbery.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg