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Onboard Holland America Line

Getting to Know Chiles

You learned that tropical cooking relies on a wide variety of fresh and dried chiles, but it’s not all about the heat. Our recipe for Shrimp a la Diabla built a base of flavor by toasting dried guajillo chiles and then simmering them in a tomato-rich broth. Then we rescued jalapeño poppers from the fryer with our easy baked version.

Download the handout we used for this course onboard your Holland America cruise [PDF].

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Shrimp a la Diabla

For even more “devilish” spice in this flavorful shrimp dish, increase the amount of chipotle chile to a full tablespoon.


Baked Jalapeño Poppers

An easier path to homemade jalapeño poppers starts with ditching the deep frying.