If you’re someone who loves light meals and spice, this Shrimp Fra Diavolo is for you! The light tomato sauce with a kick goes perfectly with the briny shrimp and pasta.
I made it in college and completely forgot about it until I heard the name on a TV show recently and a light went off. I suddenly remembered making that amazing dish and had to recreate it immediately.
This is also where you get to play a fun and tasty choose your own adventure game. If you’re cooking for people who don’t like spicy, I’d go with 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. If you like heat that builds with every bite, choose 1 teaspoon. If you want to get crazy, just throw some Sriracha or something else in there for fun.
I loveee using white wine to deglaze the pan and get all of the bits of flavor from the shrimp cooking incorporated. It goes perfectly with the tomatoes.
I personally can’t wait until summer to try this again with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. Few things will ever beat walking outside and grabbing the food you’re going to cook with right after.
- ½ box linguine
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
- ½-1 tsp red pepper flakes (1/2 for mild spice - 1 tsp for spicy)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 lb shrimp
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ onion, diced
- ¾ cup white wine
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp parsley
- ½ tsp basil
- Cook linguine according to box. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic together over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add shrimp, ½ tsp of salt, and ¼ tsp of pepper and cook until shrimp are pink, about 8-10 minutes. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Add remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and onion to pan. Cook 3-5 minutes until onion is translucent. Lower temperature to medium-low. Add in white wine, scrape up any brown spots on the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add in diced tomatoes, oregano, parsley, and basil and mix together. Add in shrimp and let simmer 2-3 minutes.
- Serve warm over linguine. Enjoy!