Roasted Shrimp with Smoky Chipotles Cocktail Sauce has chipotles chilies in smoky adobo laced throughout the sauce.

roasted shrimp with smoky chipotles cocktail sauce


 A “grown-up” version of shrimp cocktail, Roasted Shrimp with Smoky Chipotles Cocktail Sauce is truly tasty party fare!  Plump, marinated shrimp are broiled to perfection and then chilled. They bring their own flavor to the party, but the real magic happens in the sauce!

roasted shrimp with smoky chipotles cocktail sauceIt’s a fabulous combination of finely chopped chipotles in adobo sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic powder and onion powder.  That’s it!    

But first, you’ll start by marinating the raw, peeled shrimp in a spice rub with a touch of olive oil. 

Not for long, a half hour in the refrigerator will do just fine.  

What if someone doesn’t really care for the Smoky Chipotle Cocktail Sauce?

No worries, these Roasted Shrimp bring their own flavor to the party!  

Please don’t be tempted to skip the quick dry rub marinade, it really makes a difference, I promise.  

It truly is the difference between a lovely shrimp cocktail, and a superb party appetizer!


THIS IS WHERE THE FUN BEGINS – How will you present your shrimp?

There are so many ways you can serve your Roasted Shrimp with Smoky Chipotles Cocktail Sauce.  It really depends on what kind of occasion you’ll be serving them at, and at what stage of the meal.


roasted shrimp with smoky chipotles cocktail sauce

Since this recipe was actually created for a Movie Awards Party, I knew they would be served on the gathering’s buffet.  You could make individual servings, or have appetizer plates for self-service by your guests. It’s entirely up to you, and the occasion, of course!


roasted shrimp with smoky chipotles cocktail sauce in shot glasses

Now, remember that party I mentioned?  Do you want to hear a little more about the rest of the Movie Awards Party Buffet Menu and Party Printables?  Then, let’s do it!


MOVIE AWARDS PARTY – Party Perfect Recipes & Movie Themed Printables

This is a fabulous party idea for movie buffs, or those who love drooling over the Red Carpet fashions.

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I’ve put together a delicious and festive Movie Awards Party for this year’s Awards Season Presentation Shows. With 5 presentation-perfect recipes and Hollywood Movie decoration printables, you and your guests will enjoy an evening of cinematic celebrating.

Here’s what else is on the menu of this season’s Movie Awards Party buffet:

  • Spicy Crab Poke with Fried Rice Balls & Fried Noodle Cakes
  • Bagna Cauda with Roasted Vegetables
  • Prosciutto, Gouda and Shallot Focaccia
  • Garlicy Israeli Hummus with Assorted Toppings
  • Microwave Mocha “Cup” Cakes with a Chocolate Covered Cherry on Top


Once you’ve got the menu planned, you’ll need some party decorations to get your soiree feeling like a Hollywood movie opening!

movie awards party printables

Here the list of Movie Awards Party Printables that you can download to decorate your buffet table.  I’ve even made each of your guests a “VIP” Exclusive Access Pass name tag to get everyone in the celebratory spirit!

  • “WINNER” Award Buffet Centerpiece Project
  • Cinema-Themed Table Decoration Cutouts
  • Takeout Container Movie Awards Labels (set of 6) for my “Adult Cracker” Jacks Recipe
  • Food & Dessert Movie Theme Picks Cutouts
  • Miniature Film Reel Table Decoration Project
  • “VIP” Exclusive Access Guest Passes (you buy the plastic holders & some fab ribbon to finish them off!)


If you weren’t planning on throwing your own Movie Awards Party this season, I hope I’ve just changed your mind!




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roasted shrimp with smoky chipotles cocktail sauce

Roasted Shrimp with Smoky Chipotles Cocktail Sauce

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 3 seconds
Total Time: 2 hours 38 minutes 3 seconds

Plump, marinated shrimp are broiled to perfection, chilled and served with a divine cocktail sauce laced with chipotles chilies in a smoky adobo sauce and a fabulous combination of spices. It's a "grown-up" shrimp cocktail worthy of party fare!


  • 2 lbs. large raw shrimp, peeled, tails left on
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne (to taste)
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. Chipotles Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


In a medium bowl, combine all marinade ingredients.  Add cleaned shrimp, toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 6 hours.

Preheat broiler on high. Lay marinated shrimp in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.  Broil for 5-7 minutes, or until opaque and edges are browned.  Remove from baking sheet and let cool.  Chill until ready to serve.

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to combine. 

Serve shrimp chilled with Smoky Cocktail Sauce on the side.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 241Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 144mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 17g

Nutritional information should be considered an estimate only; please consult a registered dietician, nutritionist, or your physician for specific health-related questions. Please note that the recipe above is published using a recipe card plugin, with preexisting software which can auto-calculate metric measurements, as well as change the number of servings. Metric conversions and changes to the number of servings (resulting in different ingredient amounts) will only appear in the ingredient list, and are not changed within the step-by-step directions of the recipe

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