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camarones a la diabla - spicy shrimp

a recipe by
Adriana Torres
El Paso, TX

Camarones a la Diabla is one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp – ‘Diabla’ is Spanish for she-devil. Everyone has their own version of the dish and the heat level can be adjusted according to your taste but for the most part, these shrimp need to be SPICY! My version also has smoked bacon which adds another dimension of flavor.

serves 2-4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For camarones a la diabla - spicy shrimp

  • 18
    large, fully cooked shrimp
  • 4 slice
    thick cut smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4
    white onion, finely chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves
  • 3
    roma tomatoes
  • 3
    canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1
    handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    tomato bouillon
  • white rice for serving

How To Make camarones a la diabla - spicy shrimp

  • 1
    Fill a small sauce pan with water and boil the tomatoes until they soften. In a blender, blend tomatoes, chipotle peppers, and bouillon. Set sauce aside.
  • 2
    In a large pan, sauté bacon until it begins to brown.
  • 3
    Add onion and cook until it begins to soften. Then add the garlic and continue to sauté for 2 more minutes.
  • 4
    Add shrimp and sauce to the pan. Stir and heat on medium high for 6-8 minutes.
  • 5
    Stir in the dried oregano. Taste and add any additional tomato bouillon (or salt) according to your taste.
  • 6
    Remove from heat and stir in fresh cilantro. Serve with a side of white rice.