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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.
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?
I picked up a couple different LA MORENA® products to cook with at my local Jewel-Osco.
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 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!
We’re talking 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 in Chipotle-Bourbon-Butter Sauce - the Recipe Method
To make this wonderful dish, you’ll start out by adding the 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.
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...
I hope you enjoy them! This one definitely goes into Mike’s Favorite Recipes.
Let me know how cooking has changed your life!
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Try Some of My Other Popular Shrimp Recipes
- Grilled Buffalo Shrimp
- Habanero-Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Shrimp Creole
- Shrimp in Fiery Chipotle-Tequila Sauce
- Shrimp and Grits
If you try this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #ChiliPepperMadness on Instagram so we can take a look. I always love to see all of your spicy inspirations. Thanks! -- Mike H.
Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce – Recipe
- 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
- Add LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo and garlic to a food processor and process until smooth.
- Heat a medium sized pan to medium heat and add butter. Let it melt.
- Pour in garlic-chipotle sauce, bourbon and honey. Simmer for 15 minutes to let the flavors develop.
- 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.
- Serve as you wish, over rice, with tortillas, or as they are for a perfect appetizer.