Shrimp with Green Apple-Chipotle Salsa

When this recipe was chosen, I was skeptical because many of the recipes from the Canyon Ranch cookbook lack flavor, in my opinion.  However, I offered to cook whatever the guest of honor chose, so I was going to make this selection one way or another.  I must admit I pumped up the spice and flavor quite a bit, but everyone really liked it.  

shrimp green apple chipotle salsa

Shrimp with Green Apple-Chipotle Salsa

adapted from Scoot Uehlein, Canyon Ranch Cooks


For the salsa:

1/2 c. diced Granny Smith apple

1/4 c. diced red onion

1/4 c. diced red bell pepper

2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro

2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp. chipotle chile powder

1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper

salt and black pepper, to taste 

For the shrimp:

1 TBSP olive oil

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. light brown sugar


1.  Combine all ingredients for salsa in a medium bowl and mix well.  Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

2.  To cook the shrimp, heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.  Meanwhile, combine shrimp and all spices in a large bowl.  Toss to coat.

3.  Place shrimp in the saute pan and cook one to two minutes per side, depending on size of shrimp.

4.  Serve shrimp over a bed of salsa. Serves four.

one year ago: One of the treats I made for our wedding–oat chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and coconut from our beloved Garland’s Lodge.

three years ago: grilled Margherita pizza

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  1. Pretend Chef
    June 22, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    Sadly, I think my guy would have chosen to eat out instead. Haha! What a compliment. I'm sure that scored him some future lemon bars points. This recipe sounds great. The green apple chipotle salsa looks delicious. Yummy!

  2. That Girl
    June 22, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    I love compliments on my cooking. We were watching food network star and my husband was saying the problem was that they were cooking in large quantities. "I've even seen you struggle with adapting a recipe for a crowd." Which implies I'm a better cook than the contestants!

  3. Hilary
    June 22, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    What a great compliment! I've got these on the menu for next week and can't wait!

  4. Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    This looks fantastic! Bookmarked!

  5. Erin
    June 23, 2011 / 12:09 am

    Those are some good looking shrimp! Love the salsa you paired it with!

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