Shrimp Fra Diavolo

shrimp fra diavoloShrimp Fra Diavolo is a spicy, tomato-based shrimp dish served over linguine. You can alter the amount of red pepper based on how spicy you like your food.  If you are serving others, you can always have extra spice on your dinner table for those who wish to add more.

Even though Shrimp Fra Diavolo is most commonly served with linguine, feel free to experiment and top a salad with it, or mix it with rice.  Anyway you serve it, it is delicious.





  • 8  ounces  uncooked linguine
  • 2  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  minced garlic, divided
  • 1  pound  medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4  cup  diced onion
  • 1  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 2  tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1 3/4  cups  canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; keep warm.
  • While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic and shrimp; sauté or 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon garlic, pepper, basil, and oregano; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato paste and lemon juice; cook 1 minute or until slightly darkened. Stir in crushed tomatoes, salt, and diced tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until thickened. Return shrimp to pan; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over pasta.
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