Camarones Diablos (Devil Shrimp)


This dish is very spicy, somewhere between sweating brow and teary eyes! Sometimes you just have to wake up your taste buds. Serve over brown rice cooked in chicken broth and butter that is reminiscent of risotto. I have made the rice with water and bouillon instead of broth, with very little change in the flavor or texture. Like so many dishes, this one is better the next day. I adapted this recipe from the chipotle shrimp recipe on this site.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup brown rice

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup dry red wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

  • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp (16 to 20 per lb.), peeled and deveined


  1. Combine chicken broth, brown rice, 1 tablespoon butter, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and broth is absorbed, about 45 minutes.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and jalapeno peppers in the hot butter and oil until onion is slightly softened, 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  3. Pour red wine and Worcestershire sauce into onion mixture; mix in chipotle peppers. Cook and stir mixture until liquid is slightly evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until opaque, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced, about 15 minutes. Serve shrimp mixture over cooked rice.

Cook's Notes:

If using smaller shrimp, I would let the sauce cook longer and let it simmer for a shorter time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
12g Fat
36g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 274mg 91%
Sodium 771mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 468mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.