I emulated this rendition of shrimp a la diablo after eating a similar dish at San Carlos Bay restaurant in Guadalups, AZ. Serve over anything.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in a blender until smooth. Add cream cheese and milk to the pureed pepper mixture; blend until smooth.

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  • Pour the sauce mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook until pink and no longer opaque in the center, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

498 calories; protein 60.8g 122% DV; carbohydrates 6.1g 2% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 582.3mg 194% DV; sodium 994.8mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
wonderful...bursting with flavor. DH needed to have it "thinned" out more though. Kind of thick but otherwise...perfect. Had to add more. I just did this with chicken breasts tonight and it was even more wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
I knew it would be hot, so I started out using one ounce of the pureed chili and adobo. Still too hot, and I like hot. Couldn't eat it. Good thing I didn't put the shrimp in, saved them. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
wonderful...bursting with flavor. DH needed to have it "thinned" out more though. Kind of thick but otherwise...perfect. Had to add more. I just did this with chicken breasts tonight and it was even more wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2012
I tried this recipe it was delicious! My husband raved about it and he doesnt like shrimp too much. I served the shrimp over vermicelli noodles and it was spicy. If you dont want it too spicy only do half of the can of peppers and keep the cream cheese and milk as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2014
My fiancé and I loved this dish!! It was super quick and easy to make! We love spicy so it was perfect for us!! The recipe is great as is. I wanted to sneak in some vegies so I used 2 pounds of shrimp and 1 pound of steamed broccoli. Next time I think we may add in a can of drained diced tomatoes or chopped fresh tomatoes just to see.... Thank you for sharing!! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2015
Just like in the restaurant. The chipotle brand I used was very spicy. the recipe literally brought tears to my eyes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2019
Delicious! We like things spicy but since I only had 1/3 can chipotles in adobo sauce that's what I used. I'm glad I did! It was still plenty spicy. I sauteed garlic sliced onions and sliced mushrooms in a little coconut oil before adding & simmering the sauce. After adding the shrimp and cooking it I stirred in cooked penne pasta and tossed to coat it. We'll definitely be making this again and as another reviewer suggested try it with chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
The. Best. Spicy. Sauce. Ever. If you like spicy you will love this. Like others suggested I added fresh pressed garlic and many veggies in different variations. All work well. Over noodles or over rice with chicken or with shrimp...delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2016
I followed other reviews and used about 2/3 of the can of peppers. I added garlic and about 2/3 cup of milk. My kids 11 and 13 loved it! And wasn't too hot. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2015
Okay seriously too spicy. I knew the chipotles in Adobe sauce would be hot but I felt with addition of cream cheese and milk the heat level would be lowered. Wrong. The flavor is good but even with extra cup of milk and 1/2 sour cream it was just tolerable. Next time I will use 1/3 can of the chilies. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2019
Too hot for us. Would cut chipotle in half. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
I knew it would be hot, so I started out using one ounce of the pureed chili and adobo. Still too hot, and I like hot. Couldn't eat it. Good thing I didn't put the shrimp in, saved them. Read More
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