Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail

Chipotle Shrimp CocktailRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
A bit of zing is added to Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail thanks to the chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce that's added to this appetizer.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 12 Hours, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 12 Hours, 20 Minutes


1 large red onion
1 medium-size red bell pepper
1 medium-size yellow bell pepper
2 pounds peeled and deveined, large cooked shrimp with tails
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons orange zest
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 to 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped


1. Cut onion and bell peppers into thin strips; layer with shrimp in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag.

2. Whisk together ketchup and next 5 ingredients; pour over shrimp mixture. Seal and chill 12 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Serve using a slotted spoon.