Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Vickie Parks


Fra Diavolo is a spicy tomato-based Italian sauce used most often for pasta and seafood. 'Fra Diavolo' is Italian for "devil monk", indicating the spicy tone of the sauce. Here the Fra Diavolo base adds a slight kick to fresh shrimp, creating a delicious dish with a hint of heat.

It's a fairly complete main dish as written. But for more of a complete meal you can serve it over some cooked pasta if you wish, such as spaghetti, capellini, vermicelli or linguine. And don't forget to serve it with a fresh baked baguette to soak up the sauce! It's 209.3 calories per serving (without noodles).


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15 Min
20 Min


  • 1 lb
    large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium
    onion, sliced
  • 1 (14.5oz) can(s)
    diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 cup
    dry white wine
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh flat-leaf italian parsley, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium
    lemon, cut into 4 wedges (optional garnish)

How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo


  1. Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with lemon juice, salt and red pepper flakes.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté for about a minute. Toss shrimp, and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate; set aside.
  3. Add the onion to the same skillet, adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan, if necessary, and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes with their juices, wine, garlic, and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
  5. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the tomato mixture; toss to coat, and cook for about a minute so the flavors meld together. Stir in the parsley and basil. Season with additional salt if desired. Garnish each serving with a lemon wedge, and serve immediately.

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About Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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