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.
Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce
We’re cooking with chipotle today in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen, my friends! This is a quick and easy recipe that is huge on flavor, and I think you're going to love it.
We're talking Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce, with lots of succulent shrimp simmered in a luscious sauce made with bourbon, garlic, butter, a touch of honey, and smoky chipotles in adobo - only 5 ingredients!
It's a wonderful dinner, but also makes for a great appetizer that people can't get enough of.
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!
Easy enough, right? Here is a shot of what you’ll need to get cooking.
The full ingredients list with measurements is listed in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
- Bourbon - use your favorite!
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.
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 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 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.