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Shrimp with Creamy Orange-Chipotle Sauce

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce)
The half-and-half and grated orange rind create a citrusy cream sauce that tames the spiciness of the chipotle chile.


  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 1 large chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Hot cooked linguine (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 28.3 g
  • carbohydrate 2.6 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 267 mg
  • iron 4.3 mg
  • sodium 494 mg
  • calcium 97 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 3 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray; add shrimp. Coat shrimp with cooking spray; sprinkle with cumin and salt. Sauté 4 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently. Transfer shrimp to a serving platter. Reduce heat to medium, add half-and-half mixture to pan, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour sauce over shrimp; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve over linguine, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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