Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail

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.

Southern Living AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • 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.


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