Camarones a la Diabla are juicy, large shrimp covered in a bright red chile pepper sauce that are ready to eat in 30 minutes! (gluten free, low carb, paleo) | Also known as diablo shrimp or spicy deviled shrimp.
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Camarones a la Diabla

Camarones a la Diabla (also known as diablo shrimp) are juicy, large shrimp covered in a bright red chile pepper sauce that are ready to eat in 30 minutes! (gluten free, low carb, paleo)
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 8 dried guajillo chiles, rinsed, stems and seeds removed
  • 3 dried chile de arbol chiles, rinsed, stems removed
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail-on
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium bowl or saucepan, add dried guajillo and arbol chiles. Add very hot or boiling water until chiles are fully submerged. Cover with a lid or large plate and let sit for 15 minutes, until chiles have softened.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the softened chiles to a large blender. Add the tomatoes, garlic, onion and salt. Puree until completely smooth. Taste and season with more salt, if necessary. If the sauce is too spicy, add more tomatoes.
  • Heat a large saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and shrimp. Cook shrimp for 1 minute per side, or until shrimp is light pink.
  • Add the red chile sauce to the pan or skillet and mix together to coat the shrimp. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and hot.
  • Remove the pan or skillet from the heat and serve alone as an appetizer or with Authentic Mexican Rice as a meal.



Nutrition Facts
Camarones a la Diabla
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th of recipe)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 248mg83%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 24.8mg30%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1/4th of recipe | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.1mg