Chipotle Shrimp Tacos - Mexican Cooking


Chipotle Shrimp Tacos - Mexican Cooking



  • Sauté pan
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Chef’s knife
  • Tongs
  • Cutting board
  • Serving plate


  • Shrimp, raw (5 ounces, peeled, deveined, and chopped)
  • Chipotle purée (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons, divided)*
  • Garlic, minced (1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon, divided)
  • Blended oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Red onion, diced (3 tablespoons)
  • Lemon juice (2 teaspoons)
  • Butter (2 tablespoons, cold, cubed)
  • Corn tortillas (6-inch preferred)
  • Avocado (1, sliced)
  • Salt to taste


    1. Marinate the chopped shrimp in 1/2 cup of chipotle purée and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Set aside. 00:34
    1. Heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Add oil, swirling to coat the entire bottom surface. Turn the heat up to high. 01:22
    1. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic to the hot pan. Stir to keep the garlic from clumping and burning. Add more oil as needed. 01:41
    1. Stir in the chopped red onion and allow to cook for about 30 seconds. Season with salt.02:35
    1. Add in the marinated shrimp and any residual marinade. Stir and season with salt. Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook. 03:18
    1. Turn off the heat. The shrimp will continue to cook in the pan. Add lemon juice and 2 more tablespoons of chipotle purée. Stir. 04:20
    1. Add the cubes of cold butter and stir into the sauce. Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed. 04:58
    1. To prepare the tacos: Place four tortillas on a plate. Spoon a small amount of shrimp and sauce onto each tortilla. Top with a slice of avocado. 06:08

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos - Mexican Cooking