This recipe is quite easy to prepare and packed-full of delectable flavor!
Olfaction, also known as our sense of smell, is truly a powerful sense we have. It’s so powerful that we can be transported back to a moment in time that we shared with someone dear to us, a moment that always resonate with us!
I know these gambas a la diabla will help you create moments like that with those you share this delicious appetizer with.
I do say this though, if you don’t like any kind of spicy anything, you may want to move on to my next appetizer. Although it is spicy with the amount of peppers I used, it can be made even spicier. You decide. Make it to your own liking. But this fiery spicy red sauce is so good, you may decide you want it with even a little more heat.
So friends let’s get started with this delicious appetizer!
You can also make this as an entrée, served over white rice….yummm!
Note: If you’re unfamiliar how to peel and devein shrimp, please check out this video from Gordon Ramsay.
Guajillo peppers, arbol peppers and tomatoes cooking for sauce. Cook for 10 minutes or until peppers are soft.
Gambas a la Diabla
- 1 Pound jumbo or colossal shrimp (your choice leave skin on or off but do devein)
- 2 dried guajillo peppers
- 4 dried arbol peppers
- 1 medium onion (quartered and chopped)
- 6 roma tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
|Boil tomatoes with all the peppers for 10 to 15 minutes. Blend all in blender with two cups of water, and salt and pepper to taste. Strain through colander (my blender is pretty powerful so I don't have to strain). This is a personal preference but the bits that are left from the peppers are pretty tough to chew so you may want to strain.|
|De-shell and devein shrimp (optional: leave tail on as I did, looks pretty!) Season shrimp with salt and pepper to taste. In a skillet, over medium heat, add oil and butter for a minute. Add onion, garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Continue to add the shrimp ( depending on the size of your shrimp, do not over cook) cook for a few minutes, about 5 minutes over medium heat, add sauce and cilantro. Continue to cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.|
|Serve immediately! Serve 5 jumbo shrimp per person (or so). Enjoy! Optional: sprinkle with fresh lime juice.|
For more delicious shrimp appetizers click here. Here are a few recipes you will find. (Click on recipe title to go straight to recipe)
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