Bringing Down the Heat on Camarones a la Diabla (Deviled Shrimp)


This zesty Camarones a la diabla recipe is cooked with an assortment of chiles and roasted vegetables for an extremely flavorful main seafood dish. If you love spice then this recipe is for you.

Camarones a la diabla is a classic Mexican seafood dish that translates from Spanish to English as, “deviled shrimp.” Let me be the first to tell you that it is exactly that and is incredibly spicy. However, if you’re like me and prefer comfortable spice then you will enjoy my recipe.

These deviled shrimps consist of shrimp that are quickly sauteed and coated in a very spicy tomato and chile-based sauce. Be sure to follow the video below to see how I tone down the spice and pull as much flavor as possible using simple techniques.



Ingredients for this recipe:

For the Sauce:

• 8 cored and quartered Roma tomatoes
• 2 peeled and quartered yellow onions
• 6 garlic cloves
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 seeded ancho chile
• 1 seeded guajillo chile
• 2 seeded chiles de Arbol
• Juice of 1 lime
• 10-12 cilantro stems with leaves
• Salt and pepper to taste

For the Shrimp:

• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 peeled and julienne yellow onion
• 2 finely minced garlic cloves
• 2 pounds peeled and deveined 16-20 shrimp
• Juice of ½ lime
• Salt to taste

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