Cheesy Chipotle Shrimp Sweet Potato Coins
Cheesy Chipotle Shrimp Sweet Potato Coins

Cheesy Chipotle Shrimp Sweet Potato Coins

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Cheesy Chipotle Shrimp Sweet Potato Coins
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These are a little fiddly in that there are several steps to arrive at the finished product, but they are so incredibly worth it. They're absolutely delicious! When I made them, they were devoured in a flash!
Serves: 36-38
Chipotle Crema Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon minced chipotles in adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce from the can
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • fresh cilantro
Sweet Potato Coin Ingredients:
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet potato (choose a long, tubular one), sliced into 1/4-inch "coins"
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Chipotle Shrimp Ingredients:
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined with tails and shells removed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Make the chipotle crema by mixing the Greek yogurt, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and lime juice together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate to let the flavors meld. I like to make this a day in advance.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, and salt. In a large bowl, toss the potato coins, olive oil, and spice mixture together well until the potatoes are coated. Arrange the potato coins in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast them for 10 minutes before flipping them and roasting about 5 more minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle each coin with the sharp cheddar cheese. Return the tray to the oven for just a couple more minutes to melt the cheese.
  3. Make the chipotle shrimp: While the potatoes roast, process the chipotle peppers and sauce in a food processor until smooth. Place the puree, shrimp, and garlic together in a zip-top bag and gently work the bag around until the shrimp are well coated. Place the shrimp in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to marinate. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the shrimp and sauce to the pan and sprinkle with salt and the lime juice. Cook for around 4 minutes, tossing the shrimp as needed, until the shrimp are cooked through. Remove from the heat and gently mix in the butter.
  4. Assemble the coins: Place a chipotle shrimp on top of each sweet potato coin. Top with a dollop of crema and a bit of fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

9 Comments on Cheesy Chipotle Shrimp Sweet Potato Coins

  1. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
    July 6, 2015 at 2:01 am (7 years ago)

    Julie, I wish you all the best with the book you are writing. I can only imagine how difficult a subject that is to conquer. We all need to have ways of de-stressing our lives. I love you list. If you haven’t had the chance yet, get Jim Gaffigan’s Food: A Love Story. I recommend on audio vs reading on paper. There is something extra special about him reading his own book. Your recipe sounds and looks amazing.

  2. Julie | Small Green Kitchen
    July 6, 2015 at 8:30 am (7 years ago)

    I look forward to reading your series, Julie.

    I enjoyed reading your tips for combating negative emotion. I do a few things to help the negative feelings I sometimes have but I know there is room for improvement. I’ll keep your tips in mind because I think they will be helpful.

    Love this cheesy chipotle shrimp sweet potato coins recipe. Great appetizer or even light dinner!

  3. Catherine
    July 6, 2015 at 9:41 am (7 years ago)

    These look wonderful, Julie. I love this is such an elegant side or appetizer.

    When I am under a great deal of stress, I either head out for a walk with my dog and pray, or I go out for a cup of coffee with my son or daughter and just talk.

    I love the idea behind your writing and wish you the very best with it. I also enjoyed reading your list of things to try to relieve stress. Have a wonderful day dear. xo, Catherine

  4. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    July 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Great recipe and great tips Julie! I love to enjoy a cup of coffee with a dear friend and catch up. I also sock knit. And that repetitive knitting stitch is actually very soothing, plus you get something pretty at the end!

  5. Anton
    July 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm (7 years ago)

    My go to thing in times of terrible anxiety or stress is often cleaning my bathroom. From scrubbing the tub to cleaning the counters and the floor, picking up the laundry, etc. It’s just enough physical work that it takes all my attention but it is a small room and a finite task that I can usually do in an hour. Plus then I have a clean bathroom, and I can take a long shower or soak in the tub in a clean space.

  6. Kim
    July 7, 2015 at 7:27 am (7 years ago)

    OMG, I do #1 and #2 all the time! John Mulaney has been my favorite lately, he’s clean but hilarious. I’ll have to try your other tips,too. Also, eating great, flavorful food helps me. Like these little bites!

  7. Amy | Club Narwhal
    July 7, 2015 at 10:23 am (7 years ago)

    Julie, I love all of these ideas (and the motivation behind them). Also, I just listened to Jim Gaffigan’s Food audiobook and it cheered me right up. These Shrimp coins would also do the trick 🙂

  8. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
    July 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Great list Julie. I love to read and talk with my hubby to really relax and get centered. I’ve always wanted to try yoga, but haven’t. Good luck with your book writing. Can’t wait to see it. These coins look delicious and I wish I ad a few while I surfing the web. 🙂

  9. Shelia Johnson
    March 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Julie, I found your recipe while searching for a recipe for sweet potato waffles (IKR). I was pleasantly surprised. I am certainly going to try your recipe with a little twist. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being one of those white women to address such a complex & difficult subject; racism.


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