Season 11 Recipes: Yucatán: A Different Mexico/

Chipotle-Glazed Shrimp

Camaron Enchipolados
Servings: 4


  • 1/2head garlic (about 6 garlic cloves), peeled
  • 1small (7.5 ounce) can chipotles en adobo
  • 2tablespoons honey
  • 2tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 to 1 3/4pounds medium-large shrimp (21 to 25 shrimp per pound), peeled and deveined, tail left on if you wish
  • About 1/4cup (loosely packed) roughly chopped cilantro, for garnish


Place the garlic in a small microwave-safe bowl, cover with water and microwave at 100% for 1 minute. Drain and scoop into a blender jar. Add the whole can of chipotle, honey, 1/3 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt and blend to a smooth puree.

In a wok or large (14-inch) skillet, heat the oil over medium-high and sear the shrimp for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour about 1/3 the chipotle sauce over the shrimp, toss to coat and season with salt.

Scoop into a large bowl and garnish with the cilantro.


  1. I saw Rick do this recipe on TV. Did it w/gulf shrimp.
    followed the TV recipe that I wrote down. was very close on ingredients.
    I love hot food, BUT this was HOT, HOT HOT. Served it over rice w/cilantro and limes w/some session beer.
    taste was great, but just WAY too hot.
    I think that I am going to get some greens, papaya, cukes and ?? and cut the leftovers into a cold dish. what do you think?

  2. Really enjoyed this. Quick, easy & flavorful. I added the juice of a fresh lime as the sauce as is was mostly low notes & I wanted a bit of high note, light & fresh. I’m quite used to heat as I eat @ 1/2 cup jalapeños every other day. This dish has heat, but no eyes watering, no hick ups. Not as hot as my usual jalapeños. Thanks Mr. Bayless!

  3. Thank you for posting these scrumptious recipes. I decided to search for the Chipotle glazed shrimp recipe and was thrilled to find it!! It is so generous that Rick Bayless and Company posts his recipes on the internet! Now that I know this I will use it often! By the way in my internet search I saw that Rick was born in 1952 and I was very surprised as he looks easily 10 years younger and you can tell him I said that 🙂

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