Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Sauce

I love shrimp. And even though I love it, for some inexplicable reason I save it for going out to eat. I assume we all have these foods that we think are just better at restaurants. Shrimp shouldn’t be difficult to cook at home, but unfortunately they’re easily overcooked, becoming tough, rubbery and blah… This problem can also be magnified if the shrimp aren’t high quality to begin with. But this all changed when I started roasting my own chipotle shrimp recipe infused with fresh lime and orange juice right in the oven!

The spicy, tangy, chipotle-y flavors sprinkled all over the shrimp really wake up all your taste buds. You can totally see the spice granules adorning each piece of shrimp. I mean, come on – total yum!

Top down view of pieces of chipotle shrimp with tails attached on roasting sheet with bowl of mango sauce on a gray concrete surface

To tame those spices (and ok, I have to pause here and point out that there really isn’t that much heat in these), it’s great to pair these shrimp bites with a dip of some sort. Enter: this creamy mango sauce. While this sauce does contain a bit of heat from the added jalapeño, you’ll only be thinking about how delicious the pairing is.

Stainless steel bowl of mango sauce sitting among pieces of chipotle shrimp with tails attached on a roasting dish

I recently had several friends over and we partook on these shrimp bites and some roasted harissa carrots. Rounded out with other incredibly tasty appetizers and a few drinks, it was the perfect summer evening. So whether you’re hosting friends or whipping up a batch for your family, I hope this inspires you to roast up some shrimp in your own oven. They’re super easy and as we all know, homemade is way more flavorful than any restaurant!

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Make sure to leave me a comment and recipe rating (any number of stars) when you make this easy appetizer. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out for you!

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Top down view of pieces of chipotle shrimp on roasting sheet with slice of orange and bowl of mango sauce on a gray concrete surface

Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Sauce

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Description

A little bit of heat from the chipotle powder makes these shrimp bites incredibly tasty. When paired with a mango sauce, they’re even better!


Ingredients

For the chipotle shrimp

  • 2 pounds (14-16) large tail-on shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

For the mango sauce

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle purée
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Instructions

For the chipotle shrimp

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pat dry shrimp with a paper towel and drizzle with olive oil and lime juice. Spread evenly on baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with chipotle powder and salt.
  4. Roast in preheated oven until the shrimp are pink, firm and cooked through, about 8-12 minutes.

For the mango sauce

  1. In a blender, combine the peeled and diced mango, chipotle purée, salt, jalapeño, lime juice and orange juice.
  2. Blend until smooth, about 20 seconds.

Notes

  • The mango sauce can be made up to two days before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 8.4g
  • Sodium: 1149.5mg
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 31.1g
  • Cholesterol: 243.3mg

Keywords: chipotle, shrimp, mango

Top down view of pieces of chipotle shrimp on roasting sheet with slice of orange and bowl of mango sauce

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