Shrimp diablo Sonora style

Shrimp diablo Sonora style

Mexico is characterized by its great gastronomic richness full of flavor and use of chiles, vegetables, fish, seafood and exquisite meats in their traditional meals.

One of the dishes that we loved and want to share with you is the Sonora style shrimp diablo, as it has a combination of ingredients capable of delighting even the most demanding palate!

To give you an idea of what this dish is all about, we’ll use shallots in this one to give an aromatic flavor to some tender shrimp cooked in a spicy chili sauce and vegetables, don’t miss this recipe!


  • 2 kilograms of clean shrimp
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 4 seedless guajillo chilies
  • 8 chiles de árbol
  • 250 grams of butter
  • 4 ripe red tomatoes
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 shallot
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Finely chop the shallot, onion and garlic and sauté them in a frying pan with the butter, then remove from the heat once the onion is golden brown.
  2. In a pot over medium-high heat, cook the tomatoes and the chiles de árbol and guajillo, once they are cooked, take them to the blender and prepare a semi-thick sauce.
  3. Once you have finished blending, add to the blender the onion sautéed in butter, salt and pepper to taste and mix with the tomato and chili sauce.
  4. Add this sauce to a saucepan and boil the mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes; once ready, add the shrimp and cook for 5 more minutes over medium heat.
  5. Once the 5 minutes are up, your Sonora style shrimp are ready. Adjust the flavor and add salt or pepper to taste.


  • If you don’t love the spicy flavor you can remove the seeds from the chiles and use only the pods, on the other hand if you are as crazy as we are you can add more chile de arbol to the recipe.
  • You can substitute the shallot for more onion and garlic although we don’t recommend it as the flavor it gives to these Sonora style shrimp is spectacular.
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