Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Shrimp a la diabla ("devil shrimp") is a very popular spicy shrimp dish in Manzanillo, Mexico. After visiting I searched the internet for a recipe, and this was the closest I found. It is traditionally served with rice and vegetables (usually a mix of lightly steamed broccoli and carrots.) I haven't tried this recipe yet but it sounds delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cover the chiles with hot water and let them sit for 15 minutes or until softened.
  2. combine chiles and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the water they were soaking in, onion, garlic, cilantro, and cumin in a blender and puree to a smooth paste.
  3. saute the chile mixture in the oil for 5 minutes, add the vinegar and sugar, and bring to a boil.
  4. reduce heat and simmer until the sauce is very thick, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. add shrimp to sauce and toss to coat, then simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are done.
Most Helpful

I made it exactly like the recipe. It had good flavor, though I might try to make it a little hotter and spicier next time.

Barb R December 19, 2004