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Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 22 mins | Total time: 32 mins | Yield: 4 servings

This easy and quick Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a very savory shrimp with just the right amount of spice. A mouthwatering dinner option best serve over pasta and some crusty bread on the side to scoop up all the delicious sauce!


5 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound shrimp (cleaned, deveined, tail-on medium shrimp)

1/2 c. white wine (or use regular cooking white wine)

28 ounces tomatoes (whole peeled canned San Marjano tomatoes)

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1 tablespoon garlic (4-5 fresh garlic cloves – minced)

1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet paprika)

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1 teaspoon chili flakes (or use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon., depending on your heat preference)

1/2 bunch of fresh herbs (basil and parsley – chopped)


How to make Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Step 1: After removing the shells of shrimps, set the shells aside. Add the shrimp to a bowl and toss in 1 tbsp olive oil and salt. Set aside.


Step 2: To a food processor, add the tomatoes with the juice. Blend until coarsely pureed and set aside.

Step 3: In a deep, heavy bottom pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then, add the shrimp and saute for not more than 1 to 2 minutes per side until cooked. On a plate, transfer the shrimp. In the pan, leave the shells and tails.

Step 4: In the same pan, add the rest of the oil along with the minced garlic, chili flakes, and oregano. Saute for about 1 to 2 minutes until the edges of the garlic begin to brown. Pour in the white wine and deglaze the pan. Adjust the heat to medium and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Then, remove the shrimp shells/tails and discard them.

Step 5: Add the pureed tomatoes to the pan along with the paprika and half tsp salt. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Once boiling, adjust the heat to medium. Put the lid on and simmer everything for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the oil comes on the top.

Step 6: Adjust the salt according to taste, then stir in the hot sauce.

Step 7: Add the shrimp back to the pan and remove it from the heat. Before serving, stir in the fresh chopped herbs.

Step 8: Serve right away over pasta with some crusty bread along the side. Enjoy!


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