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Spicy Mexican Street Shrimp
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Spicy Mexican Street Shrimp is a crossover between two delicious Mexican dishes; yet, one platter full of spicy, citrusy and delicious shrimp.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hispanic
Keyword: Spicy Mexican Street Shrimp
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 1.5 lbs of Shrimp
  • ΒΌ cup of Chipotle Puree
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 medium Limes juiced
  • 1 tbsp of Canola Oil
  • Mexican Crema or sour cream & lime juice mixed
  • Smoked Chipotle Mezcal or Chile con Limon Tajin
  • Grated Cotija Cheese
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges
  1. In a bowl, add your shrimp, chipotle puree, garlic, salt, pepper, lime juice and oil. Mix thoroughly, then place in the fridge for 15 minutes to quickly marinate.
  2. As the shrimp is marinating, preheat a high heat fire (around 400F) for direct cooking. Add a cast iron skillet/plancha over the fire about 2 minutes before cooking with 2 tbsp of oil.
  3. Pull the shrimp out of the fridge and let them come to room temp (about 5 minutes). Discard the excess marinade and place the shrimp on the skillet. Cook for about 1.5-2 minutes per side or until they are no longer translucent but opaque white. When the shrimp are done, pull them off and place them directly onto the serving place for garnishing.
  4. Drizzle some Mexican Crema over top of the shrimp and garnish with cotija, cilantro, lime wedges and a dusting of Smoked Chipotle Mezcal or Chile con Limon. Serve and enjoy!