Flavorful Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail marinated in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce for the perfect summer appetizer!


Yes I did in fact say chipotle and yes this is just as delicious as it looks.  Promise.

This weekend actually turned out to be quite beautiful (despite the insane amounts of rain we’re having this week) and the weather definitely proved to be that of a day in August – HOT.  Lemme tell you, this shrimp cocktail recipe was the perfect dish to serve up after lying out by the pool!  It is satisfying without being too filling and the chill on the shrimp was just what I needed after sweating my booty off for a few hours outside.This truly is the best party recipe too….I mean who doesn’t love a good shrimp cocktail??  And it’s so much easier to serve rather than setting out a platter because no one has to worry about dipping!  Plus I just think it looks kind of pretty…

Just sayin.


Can you tell I’m trying to get all these refreshing summer dishes in before Fall hits and I need to stock up on canned pumpkin??  You remember my obsession last year, I even hosted a Pumpkin Palooza which I will absolutely be doing again here in the next few months.Oh yes, BE excited.

Until then, I have a few more summer recipes on the way simply because I’m trying to savor all that’s left of this fabulous season and, well, because we all know I can’t get enough of fresh fruit.

5 from 1 vote

Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail

Flavorful Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail marinated in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce for the perfect summer appetizer!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 2 lb. peeled and deveined, large cooked shrimp with tails
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 to 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
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  • Cut onion and bell peppers into thin strips and layer with shrimp in a large zip-lock bag.
  • Whisk together ketchup, cilantro, lime juice, zest, orange juice and chopped chipotle peppers and pour over shrimp in the bag. Seal and chill, allowing to marinate for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Pour into a bowl when ready to serve, enjoy!


Serving: 1/8th of recipe | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.1g | Protein: 17.6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    CONGRATS on your first home (and the building process!) We are also about to start building, and what an exciting journey ahead!!!

  2. Jennifer Wesley says:

    I stumbled upon your blog last year and recognized where you lived from your pics because I used to live there! Thought it was a weird coincidence. Now I see you just bought a new house in Gainesville. Too Funny! I’m 28, grew up in Centreville, and just bought/moved into our brand new home 3 months ago in Gainesville at Madison Crescent (by Harris Teeter). My husband and I LOVE living in Gainesville! Hope you will too! Maybe I’ll run into you at Wegman’s 🙂

    ps. love your blog!

  3. Giulia Z. says:

    This is AWESOME! I love shrimps and this recipe is like paradise to me. Def gonna try it! x

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