Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Fra diavolo means "brother devil"--a hint that this shrimp dish is spicy. Grace Parisi gives the shrimp extra flavor by first marinating it quickly in olive oil with crushed red pepper.

Slideshow: Italian Seafood
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  • Servings: 4
KEY: Italian, Fast, Healthy, Dinner

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds shelled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ounce thickly sliced pancetta, finely diced (1/4 cup)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Crusty bread, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the crushed red pepper; season with salt and black pepper. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet until very hot. Add the shrimp and cook over high heat until lightly browned and nearly cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet along with the pancetta, onion and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Add the marinara sauce and simmer over moderate heat until the shrimp are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to bowls, garnish with the parsley and serve with crusty bread.

Suggested Pairing

Fruity rosé.

Contributed By Photo © Bobbi Lin Published October 2010

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