Skip to content
Join Life Time

Shrimp Simmered in Green Mole

Make the green mole ahead of time and this dish comes together in minutes.
a pot of shrimp in green sauce
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 2 tbs. raw pepitas
  • 2 cups pipián verde (recipe above)
  • 1 1/2 lb. shrimp (21–25 count per pound), shelled and deveined
  • 3/4 tsp. Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 1/2 tsp. regular kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs. fresh cilantro leaves


Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the pepitas in a single layer.
Toast the seeds, stirring occasionally, for three to five minutes or until the pepitas are fragrant and you can hear them popping. Transfer the toasted pepitas to a plate to cool.
Pour the green mole sauce into the skillet. Cook until it’s simmering, about one to two minutes.
While the green mole sauce is heating up, toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the simmering green mole sauce. Cook, stirring, for three to five minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through.
Season to taste with extra salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with toasted pepitas and fresh cilantro before serving.

Photography by: Henry Fong

Recipe excerpted from Nom Nom Paleo: Let’s Go! Copyright January 2022 by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. Published January 18, 2022, by Andrews McMeel Publishing. Reprinted with permission.

Thoughts to share?

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Michelle Tam headshot
Michelle Tam

Michelle Tam is an award-winning food blogger at who also has a Webby Award–winning Nom Nom Paleo cooking app available for iPhone and iPad. Her cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, is a New York Times bestseller.


More Like This

shrimp and veggies grilled in a foil pack

Shrimp Boil Foil Pack

By Maddie Augustin

This nifty take on the classic shrimp boil combines shrimp, sausage, veggies, and seasonings in a foil packet cooked on the grill.

a cast iron skillet with stir fry shrimp and asparagus

Shrimp and Asparagus with Chili-Garlic Sauce

By Andrew Zimmern

This classic recipe from Andrew Zimmern comes together in 15 minutes.

Back To Top