Camarones a La Diabla is a Spanish dish, translated in English as ’Deviled Shrimp’. The classic recipe for this dish features very spicy peppers and chilies, perhaps this is where it gets its name.
The recipe is based around large juicy shrimp cooked in a rich, flavorful and spicy red chile sauce.
It is most commonly served on its own as an appetizer or over fluffy white rice.
To fully enjoy this dish, you need to be able to handle the heat. If spicy food is not for you, you probably won’t appreciate it. Fortunately, there are ways to make a milder version.
In fact, there are several ways you can make and serve Camarones a La Diabla, so I thought I should compile a list of my favorite variations of this delicious fiery dish.
So, without further ado, this is the list of some of the best Camarones a La Diabla recipes out there – keep reading to find out!
1. Camarones a La Diabla | Isabel Eats
This tasty Camarones a La Diabla recipe by Isabel Eats creates a delicious dish of large juicy shrimp smothered in a vibrant red chili pepper sauce and to top it all off, it only takes 30 minutes to make and it 100% low carb, gluten free and suitable for a paleo diet.
The whole dish is super spicy and packed with flavor that will almost certainly leave you wanting more.
The magic ingredients for the addictive sauce is a combination of chile de arbol peppers, guajillo peppers and plum roma tomatoes – delicious!
2. Camarones a La Diabla | Chili Pepper Madness
Next up, another fiery shrimp recipe is this Camarones a La Diabla recipe by Chili Pepper Madness.
To make the homemade chili sauce, you need ancho peppers, chile de arbol peppers and guajillo peppers, as well as tomatoes, and apple cider vinegar to balance out the acidic flavors.
You can also add some serrano peppers if you want it to be extra fiery.
3. Camarones a La Diabla | Allrecipes (Jennifer Aleman)
This Camarones a La Diabla recipe by Allrecipes, claims to be the original version of the popular dish.
The spicy shrimp sauce is served over hot cooked fluffy white rice and garnished with orange wedges, Cotija cheese and some fresh chopped cilantro.
This recipe also uses orange juice to give the sauce a nice tangy, acidic and subtly fruity flavor that compliments the spices and seafood flavors perfectly.
4. Deviled Shrimp | Spicy Southern Kitchen
This Deviled Shrimp (Camarones a La Diabla) recipe by the Spicy Southern Kitchen utilizes the super spicy Cholula hot sauce.
Compared to the other rich tomato sauces used, this one uses chipotle peppers and some adobo sauce to create a smokey, paprika-heavy spicy sauce.
According to the recipe, this dish works great served over rice for a classic spicy seafood meal or as a taco filling for a quick and easy lunch idea.
For the garnish, some fresh cilantro is the classic go-to, but you can also add some diced avocado for some extra healthy fats, and some creaminess to help with the spice.
5. Camarones a La Diabla | Allrecipes (Laura)
This recipe by Laura at All recipes, cooks large shrimp in a vibrant hot sauce made up of lots of garlic, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and a cup of beer!
This recipe is under 30 minutes and serves two, but you can easily multiply the ingredients to make enough for a dinner party.
Served as an appetizer on a bed of salad made up of fresh lettuce with sliced tomatoes, avocados and radish and topped with some fresh chives and chopped cilantro.
6. Camarones a La Diabla | A Cozy Kitchen
This Camarones a La Diabla recipe is served with fluffy white rice with lime and some freshly sliced avocado – yummy!
It’s not as spicy as some of the recipes included in this list, but it still packs a punch. This recipe uses dried guajillo peppers, chipotle pepper and adobo.
Before you cook the shrimp in it, the sauce is actually vegan, so you can save some of it and use it with other dishes.
Additionally, the author suggests it’s a good sauce for freezing, so you can have it pre-prepared for next time!
7. Camarones a La Diabla | Food.com
This super spicy Deviled Shrimp recipe by Food.com uses ancho pepper, poblano peppers, anaheim chili, serrano peppers and/ or habanero peppers.
What makes this sauce really special, is the use of white wine which really enhances and intensifies the flavors and aromas of this classic dish.
The use of anaheim peppers develops a smoky, sweet tangy flavor and carries a moderate amount of heat without lingering on the palate.
8. Camarones a La Diabla | Cook This Again Mom
This version of Camarones a La Diabla is a lot more veg-heavy than the classic recipe, so if you’re a fan of getting your five-a-day, this is the recipe for you!
It features green peppers and mushrooms as well as lots of seasonings. The sauce is a combination of lots of butter, oil and chicken or clam bouillon, so it’s not exactly the healthiest of recipes but the flavors are incredible.
It’s spicy, too! It uses cayenne pepper, chipotle chili, and ghost pepper sauce. This recipe is definitely not for the faint of heart!
9. Camarones a La Diabla | MyRecipes
This recipe is designed specifically for use as an appetizer. It will make 12 servings and takes no time at all to make!
Instead of cooking the shrimp in a thick rich red pepper sauce, these shrimp are deveined and grilled with the shell still on, so they stay nice and juicy.
The shrimp are grilled on skewers. For best results grill over a barbecue, but they can also be grilled in the oven.
Serve with the spicy red sauce/ salsa in a separate bowl for dipping.
10. Creamy Deviled Shrimp | kiwilimon
A rich adobo sauce is mixed with some cream and Manchego cheese to create a super creamy, cheesy, but spicy sauce to cook the shrimp in – delicious!
It’s not as spicy as other versions of this recipe, so it’s great for those that love the rich flavors of this dish but can’t handle the lingering heat on their palette.
That being said, it still uses chipotle peppers mixed into the sauce, so there will still be a lovely heat coming through when you eat it.
11. Camarones a La Diabla Tacos | FeedFeed
These smoky, creamy, garlicky prawn tacos are everything, you seriously need to try them. They may be creamy, but they still pack a lot of heat so be wary those of you who don’t deal too well with spice.
If you don’t fancy a filling meal, you don’t have to serve Camarones a La Diabla with rice, you can serve it as a taco filling!
Tacos are a great quick lunch option or a less filling dinner option if you’re not that hungry.
This recipe recreates the classic Camarones a La Diabla recipe and puts a lunch-time twist on it.
12. Chipotle Shrimp a La Diabla | Cook Smarts
Another lighter option is this chipotle shrimp a La Diabla recipe by Cook Smarts produces shrimp in a spicy sauce and served with a side of crunchy tricolor slaw – yum!
It’s also a much milder version of the popular dish, so it’s great for those that aren’t a huge fan of heat.
To make the milder sauce, the recipe uses crushed tomatoes, green bell peppers, and one chipotle pepper cooked with butter and other seasonings.
13. Camarones a La Diabla Nachos | Muy Bueno Cookbook
This is a super tasty twist on the classic Camarones a La Diabla recipe. If you love spicy seafood and cheesy nachos – this is the recipe for you!
While this dish is normally served on a bed of soft fluffy white rice, this recipe incorporates it into oven-baked nachos.
It’s super easy to make, all you have to do is layer a sheet pan with tortilla chips, juicy shrimp cooked in the La Diabla sauce and topped with a sprinkling of cheese and bake until the cheese is crispy and golden on top but still stringy underneath.
Then, top with other nacho toppings of your choice. This recipe uses avocado, jalapeño pepper sliced, chopped tomatoes and cilantro.
Camarones a La Diabla is a super tasty dish packed with flavor, tasty textures and lots of spice.
These recipes show how versatile this dish is as it can be served in a number of ways with a number of different ingredients.
It’s also super easy to make. It is typically ready in under 30 minutes which is perfect if you’re wondering what you can make quickly for dinner after a long day.
Furthermore, it is also super easy to batch cook, so you can freeze it and use again or if you have a large family to feed.
I hope this article has inspired you to try this delicious Spanish dish!