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Camarones a la diabla

3 from 58 votes



  • 2 Guajillo chillies
  • 6 Chiles de Arbol
  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 8 Cloves
  • 2 cups Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried Oregano
  • Shrimp

500 gms - 1.1 lbs Shrimp

  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cracked Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican Chilli powder


  • Roast the chillies in a pan and keep them aside
  • Add a little oil and add the onions, garlic, peppercorns & cloves
  • Remove when they have some color
  • Off the tomatoes and allow to char and remove
  • Add the chillies back in, cover with water and allow to come to the boil and cook for 30 mins
  • In a food processor, add the chillies, onion, garlic, peppercorns, cloves & tomatoes
  • Add the Oregano and salt and some of the chilli water and blend to a puree
  • You may strain the sauce if you wish
  • Marinate the shrimp with salt, pepper and the chilli powder
  • Add some oil to the wok and just cook the shrimp on both sides
  • Add the sauce and cook for a few minutes before serving
  • Garnish with a pinch of Mexican chilli powder