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10 October 2017

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Try it once and you’ll forever crave this recipe with shrimp cooked in a silky, tangy sauce made with chipotles in adobo, bourbon, butter and garlic.

We’re cooking with LA MORENA® today in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen, my friends, a trusted brand that has been a leader in the chili pepper world for over 45 years. When you’re cooking with LA MORENA®, you know you’re cooking with top quality traditional flavors. Rediscover more flavors and recipes with La Morena®.

I greatly enjoy cooking with traditional flavors that I did not have growing up. My mother did all of the cooking and none of her recipes involved jalapeno peppers or chipotles or chipotle sauce. It took striking out on my own to discover ingredients like these, and I encourage you to discover them on your own.

When I began learning to cook, I was timid at first, experimenting with simple ingredients, moving away from the bland dishes I mostly knew, working toward a world of spices and seasonings and ethnic flavors. The world opened up to me, became sort of a gateway to introducing other cultures and what they have to offer.

Cooking and food are great like that, you know? Which is why I’m working today with LA MORENA®.

Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe

I picked up a couple different LA MORENA® products to cook with at my local Jewel-Osco. Here’s a shot to help you find them.

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LA MORENA® is PERFECT for us here at Chili Pepper Madness, and they will be for you, too. If you haven’t already cooked with LA MORENA® products, it’s time you discovered them, and if it’s been awhile, it’s time for some rediscovery.

Today, I’m all about experimenting with one of my favorite LA MORENA® products – Chipotle Peppers in Adobo. It’s going to form the base of my sauce for this recipe – Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce.


Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe

Shrimp is HUGE in our home. It is super simple to cook, as it cooks up quickly no matter what technique you’re using, and the shrimp absorbs all those flavors you’re working with. This is a GOOD thing, because we’re working with GREAT flavors!

Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe

We’re talking LA MORENA® Chipotles in Adobo, your favorite bourbon, honey, butter and garlic. Only 5 ingredients. Easy enough, right? Here is a shot of what you’ll need to get cooking.

Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe

To make this wonderful dish, you’ll start out by adding the LA MORENA® Chipotles in Adobo and fresh garlic to a food processor and processing it until it is nice and smooth.

Next, heat a medium sized pan and melt your butter over medium heat, then add in the chipotle-garlic sauce along with the bourbon and honey. Give it all a quick stir and let it simmer about 15 minutes to let the flavors start to meld.

You can smell the tang and the zing in the sauce as it simmers, so apologies if it drives you a bit wild.


Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe

Finally, stir in your shrimp and let them simmer in the sauce for 10-15 minutes, checking on them around 9 minutes or so to see how done they are. They should be cooked through and have a bit of snap to them. The shrimp will absorb all that wonderful, tangy, slightly spicy sauce and believe me when I say you’ll find yourself wanting this dish again in the very near future once you give it a taste.

SO GOOD! I’m already craving more…

Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe

I hope you enjoy them! This one definitely goes into Mike’s Favorite Recipes.

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Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 635 kcal
  • 1 can LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo 7 ounces
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  1. Add LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo and garlic to a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Heat a medium sized pan to medium heat and add butter. Let it melt.
  3. Pour in garlic-chipotle sauce, bourbon and honey. Simmer for 15 minutes to let the flavors develop.
  4. Stir in the shrimp and simmer another 10-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through and have a bit of a snap to them.
  5. Serve as you wish, over rice, with tortillas, or as they are for a perfect appetizer.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 635 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1144mg 381%
Sodium 3778mg 157%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 34g
Protein 93g 186%
Vitamin A 5.1%
Vitamin C 27.8%
Calcium 67.4%
Iron 55.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce - Recipe



  1. This is a very easy recipe, and it cooked up nicely. There is a fair amount of heat, however, and it needs to be paired with something to counter the heat without messing with the flavors. It definitely needs a starch, and rice goes well with this dish. There’s a lot of sauce with the shrimp to mix with the rice. Just by chance, since we did a green salad, we discovered that fresh greens have a soothing effect on the chipotle, too. Next time, I’m going to add a spring mix with baby spinach and arugula in the bowl with the rice and shrimp so every thing is in one place. Oh, and bourbon over ice in a glass pairs well with this dish!

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