Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Shrimp Diablo is a recipe that puts out some heat. The fire in this saucy shrimp dish comes from crushed red pepper and chili paste with garlic.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and black pepper. Add the shrimp to pan, and cook 1 minute on each side or until done. Remove shrimp from pan.

Step 3

Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add chile paste, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add cumin and tomatoes; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat. Stir in shrimp, parsley, and red pepper. Toss with pasta.

Ratings & Reviews

Czupryk's review

June 25, 2016
Made this recipe up yesterday. I also could not find "Chile paste with garlic"so I ended up purchasing "Chile garlic sauce".Easy recipe,and absolutely delicious.I used the 20 to 25 count shrimp and that was great.Will definitely be adding this recipe to my collection.I believe you will be very pleased with this recipe also.

CheriZL's Review

February 14, 2011
I messed up at the grocery and bought chili sauce instead of chili paste, but I made the recipe anyway. It turned out awesome. I was worried about the heat and the chile sauce solved that issue. I was able to adjust the heat just to our taste with the red pepper. The chile sauce gave the tomatoes a little sweeter taste which went nice with the heat from the pepper. My husband thought this was an awesome dish. I did add extra tomatoes based on other reviews and the amount of sauce came out nicely. I served it with asparagus, a salad and bread.

Dixiegal1's Review

March 28, 2010
This is a great recipe for someone like me that likes crazy hot food. This dish, although extremely hot, has a flavor that is out of this world. It's very quick to make, and I would imagine that you can adjust the heat somewhat. This is one of those dishes that while you are eating it your eyes are watering, you need to blow your nose, but you can't stop eating because it is just so good! I will definitely make this dish again, but be sure to have lots of bread near at hand.

AllysonWalsh514's Review

November 04, 2008
I love spicy and this was just that. My hubbie even added some heat! I was a bit concerned seeing how simple the recipe was but it was outstanding. I made with spagetti squash. I am going to try it tonight with chicken.