Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Hot saucy shrimp and pasta.  What could be better?  Slapping 'em both together and calling it a meal, that's what!

I think I could eat shrimp seven days a week and not get bored.  There are so many ways to use it.  One of my current favs is shrimp in a red sauce, any red sauce, over pasta.  When I found this easy spicy sauce recipe, I knew I had to try it.

Recipe posted on I'll Have What She's Having and modified slightly to amp up the heat factor.

1 lb. shrimp, deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 red chili pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup pancetta, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups marinara sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti

In a bowl, toss your shrimp with 2 tbsp olive oil, pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Let marinate for 20 minutes.

Prepare your spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside after stirring in a bit of your olive oil.

Get a large skillet very hot and add shrimp cooking until nearly done.  Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.  Add remaining olive oil to pan and saute the onions, garlic, pancetta and red chili pepper until slightly browned.  Return shrimp to the pan and add marinara.  Simmer until shrimp are cooked through.

Toss with your pasta.  So delicious!  Oh, and don't forget the rustic bread to sop up any extra sauce.


  1. Hmm.. simply yummy! I would love to top it with some cheese please. haha.... Hope you're having a fabulous day.

  2. I LOVE shrimp fra diavolo...I've used chicken in it too before... either way.. the spicy yummy flavor is wonderful!!! Yours looks great!

  3. I would substitute this with chicken because I'm allergy to prawns and the sauce look irresistible.

  4. Thanks Kristy, Zoe & Jenn. I do think chicken would be awesome in it too. And yes, cheese is always yummy on pretty much anything. :)

  5. oh wow this is my kind of meal YUM YUM

  6. I'm with you on shrimp...I feel like I have to make myself cook other seafood so I don't overwhelm my family with shrimp!
    This dish looks great...love the spiciness.

  7. I have been on a pasta kick this week... I wonder if the family would mind if I serve one more pasta dish???? Nah, I bet they won't. I am so going to try this!!

    Make it a great day1

  8. You can never have too much pasta or shrimp in a week as far as I'm concerned!