Diablo shrimp with ketchup

Diablo shrimp with ketchup

Today we will prepare delicious shrimp a la diabla with juicy ketchup and bathed in a delicious bright red chili sauce.

Let’s make this practical and tasty recipe in about 30 minutes, and get ready to discover its spectacular flavor!


  • 800 grams of large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 dried guajillo chiles, rinsed, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 jar (369 grams) ketchup sauce
  • 3 dried chiles de árbol, rinsed and stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ medium white onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl or saucepan, add the dried guajillo and árbol chiles. Then add very hot or boiling water until the chiles are completely submerged.
  2. Cover the pot with a lid or large plate and let stand for 15 minutes, until the chiles have softened.
  3. Transfer the softened chiles to a large blender. Add the ketchup, garlic, onion and salt. Puree until completely smooth. Adjust the flavor, if the sauce is too spicy, add more ketchup.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and shrimp. Cook shrimp for 1 minute per side, or until slightly pink.
  5. Add the red chili sauce to the skillet and stir to coat the shrimp. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and hot.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and serve your delicious shrimp a la diabla with ketchup on its own as an appetizer or with rice and salads.


  • You can substitute hot sauce for the chili peppers and mix it with the ketchup, adding a little black pepper as well.
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