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Shrimp with Adobo Sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
23 min
15 min
8 min
A super main course - complete with a homemade dipping sauce - for those who love spice.


canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

¼ cup(s), divided

reduced-fat sour cream

½ cup(s)

poblano chile

2 Tbsp, finely minced, divided

fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp, divided

lime zest

½ tsp, finely minced (optional)

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), jumbo-size, shelled and deveined


  1. To make dipping sauce, working in a small bowl, mash 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo sauce with back of a spoon; add sour cream and 1 tablespoon each poblano pepper and lime juice. Add lime zest, if using; mix well and chill.
  2. To make shrimp, set a medium skillet over medium heat; add oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add remaining chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and remaining poblano pepper; break up peppers with back of a wooden spoon and cook until oil turns reddish. Add shrimp to skillet; cook until pink and no longer translucent, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side.
  3. Remove shrimp to a serving plate and drizzle with remaining tablespoon lime juice. Serve shrimp with dipping sauce on the side. Yields about 3 1/2 ounces shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving.


This recipe is easily doubled if you’re serving a crowd.

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