Chipotle Shrimp

Chipotle Shrimp
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Chipotle Shrimp

Maya

Chipotle Shrimp

This recipe from chef Richard Sandoval of Maya Restaurant, located in New York City, features tequila flambéed shrimp with black bean purée, chipotle sauce, and a frisée salad. It's an impressive dish for any dinner party any time of year.

4
Servings
320
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the black bean purée

  • 1/2 Cup chopped bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon lard or solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 Cup chopped white Spanish onion
  • 1 Cup epazote leaves (optional)
  • 4 quarts chicken stock or water
  • 1/2 Pound dried black beans
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Cup crema fresca
  • 1/2 Cup chopped, seeded tomato
  • 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup chopped white Spanish onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 1/4 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 1/4 Pound frisée, trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

For the shrimp

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Teaspoon canola oil
  • 20 jumbo shrimp (eleven per pound), peeled with tails intact and deveined
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons tequila
  • Grated cotija cheese or Parmesan, for garnish

Directions

For the black bean purée

In a large pot, heat the bacon and lard until the lard is melted and the bacon begins to render a little fat. Add the chopped onion and epazote leaves, if using, and sauté until the onion is softened, 10-15 minutes.


Carefully add the stock. Cover and bring to a boil. Add the beans. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the beans are very tender, about 2 hours. The beans should be soupy — you should have about 13 cups liquid. Season with the salt and pepper.


In a blender or food processor, purée the black beans, adding the black bean cooking liquid or chicken broth as needed for desired consistency. (A good proportion is 1/3 cup of liquid to 1 cup of cooked beans.) You can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

For the sauce

In a food processor or blender, combine all of the sauce ingredients. Blend into a smooth purée. Add more honey, to taste. Using the back of a ladle or rubber spatula, force the sauce through a medium-mesh sieve placed over a bowl. This sauce can be stored for up to 3 days, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.

For the salad

In a medium-sized bowl, toss together all of the ingredients. Set aside.

For the shrimp

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the skillet and add the tequila. Carefully tilt the skillet to ignite the tequila, and when the flames die out, stir in ¼ cup of the chipotle sauce.


Place the skillet in the oven and bake until the shrimp are curled and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, which is easy to do. Meanwhile, reheat the sauce over medium heat.


In the center of each of 4 dinner plates ladle a quarter of the remaining chipotle sauce. Place 1 tablespoon of the black bean purée in the center. Arrange the 5 shrimp, standing up, spoke-fashion, on top of the black bean purée. Top with the frisée salad. Decorate the plate with cotija cheese, if using.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
265mg
27%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
151µg
38%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
198mg
28%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
810mg
54%
Water
162g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chipotle Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chipotle Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.