Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
I love spicy food and the flavor smoke gives food. This is why chipotles in adobo sauce is my favorite chile pepper. Chipotles are the dried version of jalepeno peppers. I love seafood too, and shrimp is one of my favorites also. I rarely fix seafood because my husband does not like it. Since he would not be home for dinner, I decided to fix a delicious and easy meal for myself.
I love collecting cookbooks and my new favorite is , “Mexican Everyday”, by Rick Bayless. Buy it here on Amazon. (This is my affiliate link.)
Rick is a winner on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. The Chipotle Shrimp I made from this cookbook is actually pictured on the bottom right of the cover. I had to adjust the recipe because Food Lion in Kilmarnick, VA did not have canned chipotle peppers! Really? I couldn’t believe it! ugh… I had to substitute a jar of chipotle salsa. This particular kind of salsa has fire roasted tomatoes in it, which is exactly what the recipe calls for.
This recipe is so easy and so quick, which is perfect when you need to get dinner on the table fast. It’s also delicious and healthy. I used a bag of frozen jumbo shrimp thawed. I had to peel them but they had already been deveined.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in the frying pan and saute a couple of cloves of garlic for a few minutes. I added the jar of salsa and heated it up for a few more minutes. The actual recipe calls for a can of fire roasted tomatoes and 2 chipotle peppers, a couple of teaspoons of the adobo sauce and then mix in a blender. My shortcut made this dish even easier.
After the salsa is heated up, throw the shrimp in the pan. Add some chicken broth until there is enough liquid to achieve a light tomato consistency. Cook the shrimp till they turn pink. Approximately 4 minutes. Top with cilantro when their done. I served mine in a taco bowl so I made mine less saucy. If you want it more saucy you can serve it over rice.
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