Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CEiMB: Shrimp Fra Diavolo

This week's CEiMB, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, was chosen by Jennifer.  I was happy to see this recipe on the list especially since we are trying to eat more vegetarian and fish dishes.  The sauce was great!  The oregano and red pepper flakes added great flavor.  I also added some broccoli to give us another vegetable.  My husband and I were really happy with this dish and will probably make it again!  Thanks for a great pick!

Shrimp Fra Diavolo
adapted from So Easy

2 TBS of olive oil
1 red onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 TBS of tomato paste
1 TBS of fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup of dry white wine
3/4tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of fresh cracked black pepper
1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes with Basil
12oz of cooked spaghetti (with some pasta water reserved)
12oz of uncooked shrimp, peeled and cleaned
4 cups of fresh spinach
1 head of broccoli florets

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the red onion and garlic.  Sauté for 5 minutes.  Add in the tomato paste, oregano, and red pepper flakes.  Cook for 1 minute and combine well.  Add in the wine and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in the tomatoes, salt and pepper.  Add the shrimp and broccoli to the pan, cover, and cook for 4 minutes.  Then add the pasta and spinach.  If the sauce is too tight (it will not incorporate with the pasta) add in  a 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of pasta water.  Garnish with some fresh lemon zest.  Enjoy!


  1. This is a good recipe and your picture is lovely! I've made this one before and ran out of time to make it this week. Nice job!

  2. Oh I love that you added some broccoli to it. I bet that was tasty. Your shrimp look so good in this, too bad I can't eat them anymore. :( We loved it with the salmon I subbed though. Beautiful pics.

  3. So glad you enjoyed this! I love that you added the broccoli for extra veggies! Thanks for cooking with me this week.

  4. Ohhhh looks fantastic! I'll have mine spicy please!

  5. Making this one tonight as I am trying to get caught up, so it was great to see inspiration for me to get it done and enjoy it as we love all the ingredients...yours looks wonderful!


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