Shrimp Fra Diavolo


Sounds fancy doesn’t it ? It really isn’t. In Italian it means “Devil Brother”, which just means a spicy brother to spaghetti. I happen to be a shrimpaholic and love to make this from time to time. I don’t like mine too spicy so if you enjoy a fire in your mouth by all means spice it up. I have started the new year off by eating less and eating healthier, in three days I can already see a difference in my energy level and mood. I don’t do diets because they are only a temporary fix. I’m learning that you can eat all the same things just is moderation, and some things are day foods, and some things are night foods. Oh plus I just heard Dr. Oz say we should all drink a glass of red wine every day … good for our digestion, metabolism,  mood, heart, and sanity …I can live with that 🙂


  • 1 lb large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined ( I often use frozen and just thaw 5 min in water)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped small
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped, or 1  tablespoon of minced garlic, or 1 teaspoon garlic salt or powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley, or 3 tablespoons fresh
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil, or 3 tablespoons fresh
  • 1 (14.5 ounce  can) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Grated Parmesan cheese(optional)
  • 1 lb of fettuccine, linguini, or whatever pasta you desire. ( I am using whole wheat pasta now…. not bad)


  1. Pat dry the shrimp.Toss shrimp, salt  and red pepper flakes is a bowl .
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil at medium to high. Once hot add shrimp and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp into a bowl but leave remaining oil and juice in skillet.
  4. Turn heat to medium or lower and add onion, cook about 5 minutes or until transparent.
  5. Now add tomatoes (with juice), wine, garlic, and oregano . Simmer until sauce thickens a little, should take about 10 minutes.
  6. Now is a good time to boil up your pasta.
  7. After the sauce thickens, return shrimp to the mix, and add spaghetti sauce.
  8. Simmer for about 4 minutes stiring and coating shrimp.
  9. Remove from heat and let sit a few minutes …. then spoon on to pasta…. sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and enjoy 🙂

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