Grilled Chipotle Shrimp - Carolina Country

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp

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  • Category: Seafood
  • Servings: About 5 dozen
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Grilled Chipotle Shrimp


  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped, plus ¼ cup adobo sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Cilantro Cream Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons grated lime peel
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon minced fresh mint


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar, chipotles, adobo sauce, garlic, water, lime juice, oil and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; cool completely.

  2. Transfer mixture to a large re-sealable plastic bag. Add the shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

  3. Meanwhile, combine the cream sauce ingredients, chill until serving.

  4. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Using long handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.

  5. Grill shrimp, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 inches from the heat for 6–8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Serve with sauce.

Recipe courtesy of

Taste of Home

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