Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shrimp Fra Diavlo

Marinara sauce ingredients in the saucepan
This is my version of Shrimp Fra Diavlo.  This brings back fond memories of my husband and I going out to eat in New Jersey.  We would go to two really good Italian restaurants that served Lobster Fra Diavlo.  You can just imagine how delicious that was!

Even though this is a meatless meal, I am reluctant to say it's a recipe for Lent because:
Cleaned shrimp on paper towel

1.  We are using Shrimp (although these were bought on sale and a very good price).

2.  Fra Diavlo translates to "Brother Devil" :-)
Shrimp Fra Diavlo

Ingredients:
Homemade marinara sauce. You can use the recipe I previously posted here
1/2 lb. to 1 lb. shrimp (after all we are still in Lent). Shelled and deveined.
Red Pepper Flakes or cayenne pepper
Cooked 1 lb. spaghetti or linguine
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Place the raw shrimp on paper towel to absorb moisture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Cayenne Pepper or red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Your sauce should be simmering at this point. If your taste preference is spicy, you can add a little red pepper to the sauce while it is simmering. In the meantime, heat a skillet, add approximately 2 or 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place shrimp in skillet but do not crowd. Fry until lightly brown.

To serve. Ladle marinara sauce on top of cooked pasta and place the fried shrimp on top. Serve with green salad and garlic bread.

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