Spicy Chipotle Marinade for Shrimp

Spicy Chipotle Marinade for Shrimp

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: Marinade for 8 ounces medium to large shrimp

This marinade is made from a blend of chipotle peppers, garlic, paprika and a mix or red, black and cayenne pepper. The result is a spicy and flavorful mixture that will add considerable flavor, depth and color to your shrimp.


  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Reserved Adobo Sauce
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


  1. Place the garlic, chipotle peppers, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cilantro, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper into a food processor, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Transfer the marinade to a large Ziploc bag, add the shrimp and seal the bag. Flip the bag a few times to coat the shrimp and then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate.


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