Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hot Stuff: Camarones a la Diabla




This recipe isn't for the faint of heart; I'm not gonna lie. I mean hey, this dish is named after the Devil himself! But if you like your Mexican food hoppin' with spice, this recipe is for you! Large shrimp are sexied up with a zingy chipotle sauce; placed in warm flour tortillas with cool avocado, cilantro and crisp cabbage to seal the deal, this recipe is a winner. Best of all, this fiesta can be on your table in about 30 minutes!

Awesome Stepkid R. straight-up loved this meal, and so did hubs and I, once we got our hands on a couple of cold cervezas to wash it down. It's a great way to heat up your cool, early Spring nights.



Camarones a la Diabla
~recipe courtesy of Martin Limas

20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
12 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons granulated chicken bouillon
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For Serving:
Warm flour tortillas
Diced avocado
Shredded Cabbage
Lime Wedges
Optional: crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until lightly golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook 4-5 minutes or until they're pink. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. In a blender or food processor, puree chipotles, onion, bouillon granules, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Pour into the pan and return it to the heat. Bring the sauce to a boil; lower the heat and then add the shrimp, stirring to coat and heat through. Serve with tortillas and accompaniments and rice.

46 comments:

  1. I wish I could be as awesome as you. My husband would probably keel over if I put this in front of him, possibly because I don't know how to "devein" shrimp.

    Sigh.

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  2. I read the title and thought, "Wait, she is writing about my daughter!" We call our Guatemalan Bunny, La Diabla

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  3. Yum. I wish my kids would eat that. We'd be having it for dinner tonight

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  4. My ex could deal with this. I wish I had stronger taste buds. Mine would burn right out of my head.

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  5. 12 chipotle peppers?!? I have fire coming out of my ears just thinking about it! Holy hades batman, that is some spicy shrimp. The flavors sound fantastic, but I may start crying at about six peppers...=)

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  6. This reminds me that I have to buy a few cans of chipotles in adobo sauce before I take off for Europe because I have a feeling I won't find them there, and I LOVE the stuff! This recipe looks really good and I like how simple it is to make it!

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  7. Husband doesn't do shrimp. And I don't do extra spicy. But I LOVE the cartoon you have to introduce this post. Where DO you find your material, girl?

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  8. Looks delish, but sounds HOT! My family would love this but it might be a little too spicy for me. This is one I'll get my hubby or oldest son to cook...they love spicing things up. Bam!

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  9. I may have to turn down the chipotle heat to something wimpy (like one) but I really want to try this. Do y'all have asbestos lined stomachs or something?

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  10. Too speecy-spicy for moi, but man, my kids would love it!

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  11. It's like you read my mind with what I feel like eating........it looks sooooo good!

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  12. I'm convinced I should move in with you so that you can feed me. I'm not much trouble at all...promise. :)

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  13. This sounds great, love the firey thing! Hot!!!

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  14. Hmmmm....I guess if you were a little chilli shy you could not have so many chillis here? Might have to give it a whirl... xxx

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  15. That looks really, really good. I'm going to have to think about trying this one.

    When you say "large" shrimp, what size are you talking? Break it down to numbers for me.

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  16. I had no idea the devil had such a finely-tuned palate.

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  17. Oh, yum! I have a half can of chipotles in adobo sitting in my fridge waiting to be used up and this is it! I'm all about heat these days. I also have a ton of cilantro.. I bet these would be good with a bit of fresh cilantro sprinkled on. Thanks!

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  18. We love hot.... definitely going to try this...

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  19. YUM. Now if you can tell me how to convince my husband to like cilantro, that would be awesome. I'd be so sad to make these without it!

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  20. Where's the heat? Just kidding This looks fantastic. We have a Caribbean version called pepper shrimp. Beer does seem to take the edge off the heat doesn't it?

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  21. I'm cooking dinner tonight for some Countess of someplace or other. It is Spring break for my 13 year old and he has a friend staying with us. I have made waffles for breakfast, BLT's for lunch and now I have to cook dinner. I wish you were a real witch and could make something appear!

    I'm going with Chicken Marbella...the one's with prunes and olives from Silver Palate.

    I'm already exhausted.

    How do you do this. Oh yes, you are terribly young.

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  22. Spicy! Yahoo! okay a little over the top reaction there....hehe! I like it hot and spicy, but hubs can only take wasabi hot. It looks fabulous to me!

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  23. Jennifer,

    20 large shrimp usually makes a pound and a half of shrimp.

    And spice-sensitive readers, I'm sure you could halve the amount of chipotles and still get a nice (but not incendiary) kick!

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  24. This sounds heavenly...I can't wait to get the gratitude from the Hubby when I put this delicacy in front of him...I love me some HOT food!

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  25. This is served with a healthy side of Corona, right?

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  26. How do your food pictures always look so #%$@ing good?

    And I'm not talking about the food in them. You know your food looks good. You took painstaking care to get it that way. But damnit woman your photos are so quality it makes me twitch.

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  27. That sounds like a lot of spice. I should see if Paige would eat it. I'm serious! The girl loooves her spicy food. Just tonight she ate really spicy pepperoni and goes "spicy!" and ate more. She did the same thing w/ tacos with hot salsa on it the other night. Crazy!

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  29. Oh my GOD I am so stealing this one! TKW it looks wonderful. There are a number of spice weenies in my house so I would be responsible for all 20 shrimp!

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  30. Mmmmm, shrimp... I love me some shrimp. And this looks fantastic!

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  31. OMG, I think I am in love!! TO DIE FOR- now I just need to find me some chipotle sauce

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  32. I live in Arizona, so of course it's not spicy enough unless my hair is sweating. My husband thinks I'm going to burn a hole right through my stomach one day. Looks delish.

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  33. How the heck did you learn to cook like this?! You are a machine! A delicious-food-cooking machine! Your hubs is so lucky. Feel free to tell him that is the official opinion of Dumb Mom.

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  34. I'll just stock up on the Tums now. :-) I know a certain Army couple who live with us that would love this dish. Not sure we'll try it on Peanut. The resulting diaper rash may not be worth it.

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  35. Question: what do the minxes eat when the rest of you are dining on spicy spicy spicy?

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  36. Yowee! My mouth is burning and I'm only reading this!

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  37. Wow, my mouth is watering at the picture...must taste sooooo yummie! Love spicy food, specially camarones :-)

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  38. Hot stuff from a hot lady! ;)

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  39. Ya know, that pic looks like a flaming orange elephant took a nosedive into some green bushes and landed ass-up on the plate.

    don't mind me.
    jc

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  40. Your comics always give me a good laugh! Fabulous recipe! I need a light meal like this after my big cheesy Mexican enchilada feast and mini cheesecakes for my husband's bday! Ugh! Can't button my top button. ;D

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  41. And I've found my I-can't-take-it-anymore-can-I-just-go-into-labor-already?? meal. Thanks, Kitch! =>

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  42. Sweet sassy-molassy, JC, you're absolutely right.

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  43. Kitch, can you double check the 12 chipoltes detail? Being the wimp I am, I only used one small one from the can and the thought of having that x 12 is a recipe for ruin. Sadly, after tasting the sauce, I decided we would be having a lime vinegarette on our shrimp instead. Sorry hon.

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