Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Shrimp Fra Diavolo!
This is one of my favorite pastas. It has a nice little kick to it because of the red pepper flakes, but not so much that it takes away from it, ya know?. I could eat this all the time. Yum!

Ok, so you're going to need:
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 teaspoon salt, plus additional as needed
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how hot you like it)
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons
1 medium onion, sliced 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves (or you can use dried)

1.Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon of salt and red pepper flakes.

2. Start boiling your water and add some salt to it, it'll help flavor the noodles later on.
3. Thinly slice your onion.

4. Heat the 3 tablespoons oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute for about a minute, toss, and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate; set aside.

5. Add the onion to the same skillet, adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan, if necessary, and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.

6. Mince your garlic and get ready to add them to the onions. Mmmm...garlic...

7. Add the tomatoes with their juices, chicken broth, garlic, and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. If it doesn't thicken enough sometimes I'll add 1/4C of tomato sauce to it just to help it along.

8. While the sauce is thickening add your noodles to your salt water and cook them until they're almost done. You don't want them soggy, but you also don't want them under done.

9. Chop your parsley and basil.

10. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the tomato mixture; toss to coat, and cook for about a minute so the flavors meld together.

11. Stir in the parsley and basil. Season it with a little more salt, to taste.

12. Add your sauce to the drained noodles, mix it up and ENJOY! YUM!

I serve mine with a nice salad and some garlic bread.


Amy said...

That look incredible! Hubby loves shrimp, this will be going on the menu.

Belkycita said...

ok I'm making that tonight!

Emz said...

looks amazing!!!

thanks for the post!!!!

Teamarcia said...

This is one of my absolute faves! I'm definitely gonna make your verison. Maybe when the Caveman gets home from Vegas...not that he deserves any.

Cynthia O'H said...

I was just stating earlier tonight that I would love some shrimp. Now it's definitely on my grocery list for tomorrow.