Wholly Diablo Shrimp

PhotobucketPssst…Have you heard? I have this Wholly Guacamole giveaway going on over here.  Go check it out, but first let me show you another Wholly Salsa inspired recipe.

Last week, Publix (my local supermarket) had shrimp skewers on sale $1 a piece and I simply love the idea of peeled, deveined shrimp already speared on pre-soaked bamboo skewers.  Seriously, how cool is that?  Since Allan and I are the only ones in our house that like shrimp, pre-skewered shrimps seemed like the perfect tool to portion control our meal.

Now, how would I serve these cool gimmicky shrimp skewers?

Since I have gallons of Wholly Salsa, I decided to marinate those little sea monkeys in some super spicy stuff and call it Wholly Diablo Shrimp.

But first, Iron Chef Allan and I added some extra cilantro and garlic to the Classic Hot Wholly Salsa.  Then we smothered the shrimp in the salsa and marinated it only as long it took the grill to warm up.

Once grilled, I served the shrimp on butter (bibb) lettuce to make wraps with black beans and rice and an extra helping of hot salsa on the side.

Wholly Hades, Batman!  Those diablo shrimp definitely were hotter than hell and they were delicious.

Wholly Diablo Shrimp


½ -1lb pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

10oz Classic Hot Wholly Salsa

1 Tbsp olive oil

½ cup cilantro, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

Butter lettuce for wraps

Classic Hot Wholly Salsa for topping


Mix salsa, olive oil, cilantro, and garlic in a bowl.   Skewer shrimp on pre-soaked bamboo skewers and lay in baking pan.  Then, cover with salsa mixture to marinate.  While shrimp marinates, heat grill to a full high heat.  Grill shrimp uncovered about three minutes a side.

Serve shrimp on butter lettuce with extra salsa and a side of black beans and rice.

Thanks for joining our weekly Friday Food Fight! Can’t wait to see what everyone is flinging this week!

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Denise Mestanza-Taylor+


  1. Carole says:

    Spicy shrimp – wonderful.

    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a retro steak dish. Have a super week.

  2. Kimberly Sneed says:

    Looks FANTASTIC! I should show my hubby, I’m sure he’d love this! Thanks for stopping by Denise!


  3. 21stcenturyhousewife says:

    Oh wow, I wish we had Publix in the UK. Here, a skewer of shrimp that size would cost about five times what they are charging! Love the idea that they come on pre-soaked skewers as well. Oh and that salsa – my goodness your Wholly Diablo Shrimp looks so delicious!

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