Sunday, April 26, 2009

Esi's Chipotle-Lime Glazed Shrimp

Hello :) How was your Sunday? Mine looked a lot like this, so it was VERY nice...


Josh and I headed over to the beach and lounged for a couple hours. Then we headed home for some work around the house. For dinner tonight, I made Esi's INCREDIBLE Chipotle-Lime Glazed Shrimp. The sauce was so good that I plan to make this again next week with lots more shrimp and lots more sauce! I will mix my veggie's into the sauce next go round. My plate:


And the recipe:

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound large shrimp
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Small pinch of sugar
2 chipotles in adobo, minced
2 teaspoons adobo sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (I used parsley)

Directions:
To make the glaze: Stir together chipotle chile, adobo sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and cilantro in small bowl.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until smoking, Meanwhile, toss shrimp, salt, pepper, and sugar in medium bowl. Add the shrimp to the pan in single layer and cook until spotty brown and edges turn pink, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; using tongs, flip each shrimp and let stand until all but very center is opaque, about 30 seconds. Add chipotle mixture to pan, and toss to combine. Cover skillet and let stand until shrimp are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Josh's plate (he also had a potato):

This is seriously such an easy and delicious recipe!
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ALSO - Sammie is having an awesome PB giveaway!

33 comments:

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

woooo..... you're already enjoying the beach! that's wonderful!!
dinner looks yummy ~~~ :)
have a good evening!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, what an awesome time! And mmmmm, dinner looks amazing!!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Looks like you had glorious weather & a divine dinner to pair with it =) Wish I could say the same about our weather, unfortunately MN just can't compare. It was rainy all day!! Yuck

Pearl said...

good weather, gorgeous view, lovely company, delish food? perfect sunday!

Zesty Cook said...

That dinner looks amazing!! YUM

shelby said...

I bet the marinade would be excellent on tofu too! YUM!

K from ksgoodeats said...

I'm going to be an echo of Shelby but I bet that would be fantastic on some 'fu!

GORGEOUS beach pictures!! Glad you two had a great time!

Esi said...

Your Sunday looks like how I spent my Sunday last week! Awesome weather and I am soooo happy you liked the shrimp! Have a great Monday!

Bridget said...

Oh man I am so jealous of your BEACH TIME!!! It was so nice this weekend:)
LOVE LOVE the Frank pics from your last post...I was telling Brian about Frank today haha, we saw a couple cute Bulldogs today!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Wow, I love shrimp and that marinade looks awesome!

And how lucky you got some beach time in too!

Becca said...

Oo those sound good

Kerstin said...

Yum - the shrimp look tasty and I like the idea of putting all the veggies in it too!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oooh, lovely Sunday. It is finally warm here so the beach is in our future!

Holly said...

Yay! I'm so excited bathing suit season is almost finally upon us! now I just need a beach. :-) That sauce sounds amazing...I don't like the shrimpies (I know, I'm weird) but I could eat that sauce by itself!

Dawn said...

well our beach was warm but the water was still 65 degrees! I love all the dishes Esi creates up. This shrimp dish looks so good--I love a good sauce.

redheadedjournal said...

Looks like a great beach day!

(Dine Out, Fight AIDS. April 30th www.diningoutforlife.com)

Aggie said...

Aaaahhhh...the beach looks so inviting! What a great day for you! I love that shrimp dish, easy and sounds so yummy!

Diana said...

Hmmm maybe that's what I'll make with all the extra cilantro I have to use up this week. Looks delish!

P.S. I'm soo jealous of your beach weekend!

ttfn300 said...

aw man, the beach?? jealous! love that shrimp :)

Maria said...

What a great day to be at the beach! No fair, we had some snow yesterday!
Love that glaze!

I Run for Fun said...

I must try that recipe. The shrimp looks so great!

Aww..lazing on the beach = perfect weekend!

Juliana said...

Great that you are already enjoying the beach....the shrimps look great!

Amandaaa said...

The beach looks amazing! Isn't
it always amazing? Holla.

Those shrimpies-delish!
I'll definitely have to give
the recipe a try. I go weak for
seafood.

thresholdofgreatness said...

Yummy looking shrimp! And I'm so jealous of the beach. :)

lesley said...

Yum! That shrimp recipe looks wonderful! (and so does the beach).

Heather said...

that beach looks heavenly!!! and that shrimp looks delicious too :)

bhealthier said...

oh awesome giveaway! and love the sunday! I also spent my sunday morning doing the same thing! I was worried about the myrtle fires but all is well!

Fitnessista said...

ooooh the beach sounds heavenly right now!
and SHRIMP! you know i love it :D
hope you have a great night >3

ttfn300 said...

ps- let me know what you make with the jicama! it's awesome :)

livelaughlyss said...

You had me at Chipotle-Lime! MMM!

Priscilla said...

Beach, how aweseome! I am jealous....can't wait to hit the beach in CA next month!
Yummy meal!

The Blonde Duck said...

You forgot to invite me! Sniffle!

Lisa said...

Mmmmn! The sauce looks great!