Camarones a la diabla, a classic Mexican recipe that is very rich and easy to make


If you like spicy food, you’ll love camarones a la diabla, because it’s a different and very rich way to prepare prawns, also called prawns in Latin America. In addition, very few ingredients are needed and, although it is a typical Mexican recipe, the necessary ingredients can be found anywhere.

Deviled Shrimp is not made with tiny crustaceans known in many places as prawns, but is instead prepared with prawns. In our case, we will use frozen, raw and peeled shrimp, which will make the recipe much easier.

Here we are going to tell you how to make delicious and very simple deviled prawns.

Monique Prego

recipe information

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • cooking time: 20 minutes
  • total time: 25 minutes
  • rations: 2
  • Category: main course
  • type of cuisine: mexican
  • Calories per serving (kcal):494

Ingredients stuffed prawns for 2 people

  • 100g of rice
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 250ml tomato sauce
  • 20ml apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pickled chipotle peppers
  • 30ml light olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 500 g peeled prawns (shrimps)
  • 1 avocado

Ingredients for making Deviled ShrimpMonique Prego

How to make Deviled Shrimp

We start the recipe by cooking 100 g of white rice, put it in a saucepan with water and 1 teaspoon of salt and boil it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. While the rice is cooking, prepare the sauce.

Cooking white rice for the stuffed shrimpMonique Prego

In a robot, add 250 ml of tomato sauce, 20 ml of apple cider vinegar and 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. We shredded everything and reserved. If you can’t find chipotle peppers, you can use any other variety, although pickled and canned ones give the dish a delicious smoky, spicy flavor. We reserve this sauce.

Grinding the Sauce for Deviled ShrimpMonique Prego

Separately, in a casserole dish or a frying pan, put 30 ml of olive oil, 1 finely chopped clove of garlic and brown it.

Brown the garlic to make prawns a la diablaMonique Prego

Then add 500 g of peeled prawns and brown them for 2 minutes on each side. We will return them with care.

Fry the prawns to make stuffed prawnsMonique Prego

We added the sauce that we had previously prepared and that we had reserved, and we let everything cook together for 10 minutes.

Add the sauce to the prawns to make camarones a la diablaMonique Prego

Meanwhile, drain the rice, cut 1 avocado in half, remove the pulp with a spoon, cut into slices and set aside until serving the shrimp.

Drained white rice to make stuffed shrimpMonique Prego

Once the shrimps are cooked, we serve the rice on a plate, we add the shrimps with the sauce, we place the slices of avocado and we serve.

Diabla shrimp dish with rice and avocadoMonique Prego

Overview of easy preparation

  1. Put the white rice to cook according to the times recommended by the manufacturer
  2. Separately, in a robot we put the tomato sauce, the vinegar and the chipotle peppers, and we reserve this sauce
  3. Sauté the garlic until golden
  4. Add the prawns and brown them on both sides
  5. Add the previous sauce and cook the prawns for about 10 minutes
  6. Drain the rice and cut the avocado into slices
  7. We serve the rice with the prawns and their sauce and a few slices of avocado

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