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Chipotle Shrimp

The first time I prepared this shrimp, it received rave reviews from all the men in the family.  The marinade is a mixture of spicy, smoky and sweet which flavors the shrimp well.   Any size shrimp can be used but I typically pick up large.  If it is still grilling season, the shrimp can be cooked on the grill as well.

Chipotle Shrimp


Abbi @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 0.25 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 medium chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 0.25 cup canned adobo sauce
  • 6 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 0.25 teaspoons salt
  • 32 ounces uncooked shrimp


In a saucepan, bring the brown sugar, chipotles, adobo sauce, garlic, water, lime, oil and salt to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Freezing Directions:

Place shrimp in gallon size freezer bags.  Pour cooled marinade over shrimp.  Freeze.  To serve, thaw.  Place thawed shrimp on a cookie sheet or broiler pan and broil 4″ from the heat for 4 minutes. Turn and continue broiling 3-4 minutes.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:  Serving Size = 4 ounces. Calories – 149, Total Fat – 3.0 g, Total Carbohydrates – 5.7 g, Protein – 23.9 g.  Dietary Fiber:  0.  WW Plus Points: 3

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


4 Responses to “Chipotle Shrimp”

  1. Eleanor the Great says:

    Hi! I saw a post of some of your recipes on Pinterest, and I’ve been lurking ever since. I haven’t made any yet, but they sound so good and look so simple, I’d love to try a few. This one sounded really good! But I have a question…

    I haven’t cooked with shrimp…well, ever, though I like eating them at restaurants. Do you buy fresh or frozen? And if frozen, I would think you’d let them thaw before putting them in the bag with the marinade, right? So they’d soak it up better?

    I’m still such a beginning cook, most of my questions feel silly to me, but I gotta ask sometime! :) Thanks for all your lovely posts!

    • abbi says:

      If preparing ahead and freezing I would use already frozen shrimp since they are usually cheaper and the marinade will still work as they thaw. If you are preparing fresh, you could use fresh and thawed shrimp and marinade for 30 minutes or so before broiling or grilling.

  2. Becky says:

    I too am a beginning chef. This recipe sounds awesome (and the tips about using frozen shrimp is helpful). I am wondering what you eat this with. I am trying to put together meal plans for my first monthly cooking session and am trying to determine what you’d pair this with to fill out the rest of the meal.

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