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Creamy Chipotle Shrimp 🍤 ❤️ Creamy, spicy and perfect. Loosely inspired on #camaronesaladiabla and the perfect dinner.

If you loved this recipe, check out my Shrimp Al Ajillo!

Why You’ll Love Creamy Chipotle Shrimp

Yes, these are a little bit time consuming but 100% worth it. They are sooo freaking good. They are spicy, a tad smokey, creamy and absolute perfection! You can serve them with rice, pasta, or pretty much anything your heart desires.

Creamy Chipotle Shrimp

How To Prepare Creamy Chipotle Shrimp

🦐 First, peel and devein your shrimp.

🔥 Secondly, heat up some olive oil in a pan, add the shrimp peels and veggies. Sauté for 3-4 minute. Add in white wine, salt, peppercorns and 6-7 cups water. Then, bring to a simmer for 45 minutes – 1 hour at least.

🧄 Then, add the paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and oregano to the shrimp. Preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes, add some olive oil and give the shrimp a hard sear for 1 minute per side. Then, lower heat to low, add the shallots, garlic and deglaze with the wine.

🧈 Then, add the butter to that pan along with the tomato paste. Then, cook for 2 minutes on medium, add in the flour and cook out the flour on low for 4-5 minutes. Add chipotle adobo and stock 1 cup at a time. Bring to a simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Puree until smooth.

🍤 Lastly, add in shrimp to the pan and let simmer for 2 minute. Lower heat and add cream. Cook for 2 more minutes. Turn heat off and add herbs. Serve over rice.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use any of your protein of choice instead of shrimp, such as chicken.
  2. You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your desired level of heat.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Do not skip making the seafood stock with the shrimp shells… It truly is a game changer.

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Common Questions

What can I use instead of shrimp?

You can use any protein of your choice, such as chicken.

Can I adjust the amount of spice?

Yes absolutely! You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your desired level of heat.

Creamy Chipotle Shrimp

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings: 3
Creamy Chipotle Shrimp… Creamy, spicy and perfect. Loosely inspired on #camaronesaladiabla and the perfect dinner.

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 lb Shrimp
  • Smoked paprika, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper , to taste
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2.5 tbsp Butter
  • 2.5 tbsp Flour
  • 3 cups Seafood stock
  • 4 Chipotles in adobo, chopped
  • 2.5 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 2 Shallots, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup White wine
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream , or half and half
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Chives
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Seafood Stock

  • Shrimp peels
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 1/3 cup White wine
  • 1 Leek
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Pink peppercorns, The Spice Hunter
  • Salt and pepper , to taste

Directions 

  • First, peel and devein your shrimp.
  • Secondly, heat up some olive oil in a pan, add the shrimp peels and veggies. Sauté for 3-4 minute. Add in white wine, salt, peppercorns and 6-7 cups water. Then, bring to a simmer for 45 minutes – 1 hour at least.
  • Add the paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and oregano to the shrimp. Preheat a pan on high for 2 minutes, add some olive oil and give the shrimp a hard sear for 1 minute per side. Then, lower heat to low, add the shallots, garlic and deglaze with the wine.
  • Then, add the butter to that pan along with the tomato paste. Then, cook for 2 minutes on medium, add in the flour and cook out the flour on low for 4-5 minutes. Add chipotle adobo and stock 1 cup at a time. Bring to a simmer until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Puree until smooth.
  • Lastly, add in shrimp to the pan and let simmer for 2 minute. Lower heat and add cream. Cook for 2 more minutes. Turn heat off and add herbs. Serve over rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 2042kcal, Carbohydrates: 115g, Protein: 172g, Fat: 103g, Saturated Fat: 61g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 25g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1372mg, Sodium: 3937mg, Potassium: 5155mg, Fiber: 27g, Sugar: 41g, Vitamin A: 29268IU, Vitamin C: 88mg, Calcium: 1160mg, Iron: 16mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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