Honey Chipotle Lime Shrimp Cocktail

Honey Chipotle Lime Shrimp Cocktail

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This take on shrimp cocktail packs a serious kick and is much more interesting than the traditional horseradish version.MORE+LESS-


(7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo

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    Take the chipotles out of the can and remove the seeds. Place the chilies into a blender and add any remaining juice from the can.

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    Juice the limes into the blender and add all of the remaining ingredients.

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    Blend and taste. It is very spicy. Add more lime, honey, and/or sour cream to your taste or to tone down the heat level.

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    Garnish with cilantro, serve with shrimp!

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More About This Recipe

  • I had to check Wikipedia just to make sure I could officially call this cocktail sauce.

    Turns out cocktail sauce can contain a very wide variety of things, from staples like ketchup and horseradish to things I didn't expect like sour cream, Worcestershire, and even whiskey!

    This honey chipotle lime cocktail sauce has all the makings of a great dip. Salty, sweet, spicy, and sour come together to make the perfect bite every time. I even used leftovers on tacos the next night.

    The first step is to prep your chipotles. Take them out of the can one at a time, open them up, and scrape out as many seeds as you can. Then put them into the blender and add in all the juice from the bottom of the can. Even after discarding all the seeds, the sauce is still going to be very hot. Into the blender with these chipotles go lime juice, honey, garlic, and sour cream.

    This little dip packs a lot of flavor! It is really spicy, so feel free to taste it and add some more sour cream, honey, and/or lime juice to tone it down or customize it to your personal tastes.

    Dan Whalen thinks more people should experiment with cocktail sauce. He has been blogging for almost 4 years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

Recipe Summary

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • wooden or metal skewers

Mix together the garlic, chipotle peppers, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cilantro, kosher salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Stir in the shrimp, and mix well to thoroughly coat. Marinate for 30 minutes in refrigerator.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and discard excess marinade. Thread about 5 shrimp per skewer, and grill on the preheated grill until the shrimp turn pink and opaque in the center, about 2 minutes per side.

Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado and Chipotle Cocktail Sauce

3/4 pound cooked small shrimp (about 2 cups)
1/2 ripe avocado, diced
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
8 cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup very thinly sliced romaine lettuce

Garnish: small romaine leaves, cilantro sprigs and 4 lime wedges

To make the sauce: In a small bowl mix together the Demitri’s seasoning and chili sauce. Refrigerate.

In a small bowl gently combine the shrimp, avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, and salt. Divide the lettuce between 4 martini glasses or small bowls. Divide the shrimp evenly on top of the lettuce

Dollop each shrimp cocktail with 1 to 2 tablespoons of sauce. Garnish with a small romaine leaf tucked into one side of the glass, a sprig of cilantro and a lime wedge. Pass extra cocktail sauce on the side.

Chef’s Tips: You can use Demitri’s Extra Horseradish Bloody Mary Seasoning for a milder sauce.

Recipe created by Kathy Casey Food Studios®for Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning

Honey Chipotle Shrimp

These easy, healthy shrimp are the perfect simple dinner the whole family will enjoy!



  1. In a bowl, mix together: garlic powder, coconut aminos, honey, chipotle powder, and avocado oil.
  2. Add shrimp to a bag and add the mixture on top,
  3. Shake it up and let marinate for 5-20 minutes.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat
  5. Add a little more oil, add marinated shrimp, and let cook for 10 minutes
  6. Served here with sauteed kale and zoodles

Keywords: shrimp, healthy shrimp, healthy dinner ,paleo dinner, gluten free dinner, easy dinner

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Lime Shrimp with Chipotle Cherry Cocktail Sauce

In this Lime Shrimp with Cherry Chipotle Cocktail Sauce, succulent shrimp are boiled with tangy limes for a delicious kick. Then they’re chilled and served with Chipotle Cherry cocktail sauce that’s lick the bowl delicious. This combination of interesting flavors makes for a sexy twist on the traditional shrimp cocktail.

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Is it just me or are shrimp on the “fancy” list for you, too? We only had shrimp for special dinners like birthdays or holidays. Yup. You guessed it. We didn’t have a lot growing up. So, there was not shrimp scampi at home. Not a lot of shrimp cocktail that didn’t involve Christmas dinners or Thanksgiving. The only fried shrimp we had were out at a restaurant.

Because of this, shrimp have always had a special place at our table. It’s not as special as it was when I was growing up, but when we have shrimp it’s not often and they’re usually the highlight of the dish. That’s a given, of course, but having shrimp at home is for a special, planned dinner. Not just because. I hope you know what I mean. If not, I’m trying to explain it, really I am.

Now, shrimp cocktail, that’s a different story. We hardly ever have that at home. Come to think of it, we hardly ever have them out, too. Growing up, it was usually a Christmas splurge. Granted, our Christmas dinner was almost always Christmas Eve, but Christmas, no matter what day the dinner was on, usually had the shrimp cocktail on the menu. There’s just always something special about shrimp cocktail.

I think it’s the succulently sweet flavor if the shrimp, cooked perfect, with the spicy cocktail sauce. Or even tossed with a spice rub and served. Cooked shrimp, eaten plain, are decadent. So, to pair them with this deliciously decadent cocktail sauce made of Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce is a no brainer. Seriously. The Not Ketchup has that slightly sweet, slightly spicy flavor to it. Then add a kick from some spicy horseradish and a few herbs and spices and you have heaven in a dish.

Now, a word about cooking the shrimp. When S and I were first dating, I took him to the Meca (aka Wegman’s). It’s a huge grocery store that has everything and I mean EVERYTHING in it including several types of lunch counters. One of them is a seafood counter. He loves sushi and I was thinking he would order some, but didn’t. We ordered some shrimp cooked with lemon and bay leaves. If you haven’t cooked shrimp with a a few bay leaves. Do. Go. Now. I’ll wait.

*insert theme song to game show*

See what I mean? They taste amazing don’t they? When I realized that the shrimp could honestly absorb the flavors they’re cooked with it blew my mind before that was even a saying. Since them, I haven’t cooked shrimp in just water ever. EVER. If at the very least it’s lemon and bay. But these shrimp? I wanted something with a little more flavor. Enter, the lime. It has the fresh flavor, that sour punch, that yin to the yang that is shrimp. It’s the perfect combination.

It’s also the perfect combination with the Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce combined with the Intensity Academy’s Saucy Everything sauce and turned into delicious cocktail sauce. I honestly am tired of the traditional sauces served with shrimp. Even the bang bang shrimp from that famous restaurant is getting a bit old already. I long for something different, tasty, and unique. That’s what you’ll get with this kicked up cocktail sauce.

Now, these tasty sponsors, Not Ketchup and Intensity Academy, are always coming out with new deliciousness. So, make sure you follow them on social media to find out the next flavors that are coming out or some deliciously different recipes to make with their products.

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