Spicy and saucy, that’s how I would describe this shrimp diablo!
This one-pot wonder comes together quickly and it is made with simple ingredients. Make it extra spicy if you can handle the heat!
I have always loved spicy food. I was always the person who would grab the bottle of hot sauce so that I could pour it all over my food no matter what we were eating.
I have gotten better about the hot sauce, I am more discriminating about what I douse with hot sauce. My policy is sort of if a recipe has tomatoes or a red sauce, then it is fair game!
This Shrimp Diablo is the exception, it already has spice built right in!
What Is Shrimp Diablo?
“Diablo” means the devil in Spanish. Shrimp Diablo is a saucy and fiery way to deliver shrimp. It is a tomato-based dish that is usually served over pasta, although the shrimp can be served up in a skillet and eaten with chunks of crusty bread. Shrimp Diablo gets its kick from chili peppers and chili paste.
What Do I Need For This Shrimp Diablo Recipe?
- Olive oil – I always use extra virgin olive oil in my recipes
- Chili paste (I used Sambal Oelek. I usually find this in the Asian food section of my grocery store)
- Crushed tomatoes
- Petite diced tomatoes
- Vegetable broth
- Salt and Pepper
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Peeled and deveined shrimp (uncooked)
How To Make Shrimp Diablo
STEP ONE – Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Add oil and garlic, cook for 1 minute.
STEP TWO – Stir in chili paste in with the garlic. Add canned tomatoes and vegetable broth to the stockpot and season with oregano, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Bring tomatoes to a boil.
STEP THREE – Once the tomatoes come to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and add pasta.
STEP FOUR – Once pasta begins to soften, stir, and cover the dish with a lid. Continue to cook on medium-low for an additional 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente, the liquid has reduced and has thickened.
STEP FIVE – Stir in shrimp and cook for another minute or two or until the shrimp have turned pink. Sprinkle with additional red pepper flakes if desired.
Shrimp Diablo Recipe Tips
While this dish is meant to be spicy, it doesn’t mean you can’t adjust the heat! Feel free to use less chili paste and red pepper. And if it isn’t spicy enough, well, by all means, change that!
I like using a long, thing style pasta for this recipe so that the sauce hugs it nicely. Angel hair, spaghetti, bucatini, linguine, and fettuccine noodles can all be used.
The beauty of this recipe is that the pasta cooks right in the tomato sauce! This makes this recipe especially easy and hey, only one pot to clean! Of course, you can cook your pasta separately if you prefer and then toss the sauce with the pasta.
What To Serve With Shrimp Diablo
Since the flavor of this pasta dish is strong, keep your sides light and simple. A spinach salad, or a kale salad are good options as is just a loaf of crusty homemade bread. Your sides should have fresh flavors that won’t compete with your Diablo sauce.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon chili paste (I used Sambal Oelek)
- 1 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 32 oz container vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 lb bucatini pasta
- 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp (uncooked)
- extra red pepper flakes
- Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Add oil and garlic, cook for 1 minute. Stir in chili paste. Add canned tomatoes and vegetable broth to the stockpot and season with oregano, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
- Bring tomatoes to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and add pasta.
- Once pasta begins to soften, stir and cover the dish with a lid. Continue to cook on medium-low for an additional 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente, the liquid has reduced and has thickened.
- Stir in shrimp and cook for another minute or two or until the shrimp have turned pink.
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired.
Amount Per Serving Calories 298Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 160mgSodium 1879mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 25g