– Chipotle

– 1 clove of garlic, chopped

– Salt to taste

– Olive oil

– Fresh squeezed lime

– Crushed red pepper (optional)


Wash and dry the shrimp thoroughly.  I like to take the tails off in the beginning – it’s just less messy while eating.

Line a non-stick pan with olive oil.  Sauté the chopped garlic for a minute or so until it starts to soften.  Add in the shrimp.  Season with a little salt and sprinkle the chipotle over them.  Be careful not to use too much … or too little.  They should be lightly covered.  If you like spicy food, sprinkle over with a little crushed red pepper.  Real chipotle will not be super spicy, but more smokey.  We use this chipotle seasoning, which is awesome:

Next, squeeze in fresh lime juice – about 1/2 of a lime or maybe even a bit more.  You want to develop a sauce with the lime juice.  The shrimp only need to cook for about 2 minutes per side, so flip over the shrimp.  Finally, squeeze in the other half of lime and let cook for another minute or so.  Make sure to mix up the shrimp thoroughly with the sauce so both sides are evenly covered.

And that’s it!  Enjoy.