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5 from 5 votes

Spicy Mexican Stewed Shrimp (Shrimp Camarones)

Super healthy and jam-packed with flavor, this Spicy Mexican Stewed Shrimp (Shrimp Camarones) is perfect served alongside Mexican rice, beans, and roasted vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 214kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large white onion minced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2-3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce chopped
  • cup hot sauce (I used Cholula hot sauce)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 red bell peppers seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 pounds shrimp thawed, peeled, deveined with tail on
  • Fresh chopped cilantro and green onion to garnish


  • Add butter and oil to a medium Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until starting to soften and turn translucent. Stir frequently. Add the minced garlic to the onions and cook for one minute more.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, orange juice, and chipotle chili to the pot and bring it to a low simmer. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the hot sauce and tomato paste and season with salt and pepper to taste. If it tastes too sweet, add a bit of vinegar, 1 teaspoon at a time, to balance the flavors.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the peppers to the sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has reached desired thickness and taste, add the shrimp to the pot. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked and no longer translucent (resist overcooking as that turns shrimp dry and rubbery).
  • Serve with your favorite rice and beans and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and lime, if desired.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 65.6mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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