Camarones A La Diabla
I am a shrimp fanatic and this is my favorite recipe on the blog to date! I always order camarones a la diabla at my favorite Mexican restaurant then instantly regret it after I’m filled with grease and sodium…I’d much rather get all of the taste combined with the ability to control what goes into my dish and therefore my body. I love the garlic, butter and spice combination in this dish but beware of the habanero and feel free to leave it out if you have a spice aversion!
Whether grass-fed butter is paleo or not is slightly controversial but the benefits of grass-fed butter far outweigh any perceived “rule breaking” in my book. Not only is grass-fed butter rich in nutrients like vitamins A, E and K2, it is also a source of butyric acid and conjugated linoleic acid which actually may prevent weight gain or even cause modest fat loss (not to mention it’s absolutely delicious)! Win, win win. Use as much or as little as you’d like with this recipe – the more you use, the richer!
Try these camarones with my paleo tortillas! Enjoy!
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 guajillo chiles
- 4 chiles de arbol
- 1 habanero pepper (with all or half of the seeds removed based on spice tolerance)
- 1 roma tomato
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
- Peel & devein shrimp then marinate with a small amount of minced garlic and a sprinkle of salt then set aside.
- Toast the guajillo and arbol chiles in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant.
- Add water until chiles are submerged and simmer for a few minutes until softened.
- Remove stems and seeds from guajillo peppers.
- Place guajillo & arbol chilese in a processor with chopped tomato, habanero, garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and pulse until smooth.
- Melt butter in a large skillet and add the sauce mixture then bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
- Add shrimp to the skillet and cook for 60 seconds. Turn and cook for an additional 60 seconds, simmering until shrimp reaches desired firmness.