Shrimp Fra Diavolo



If you like a nice spicy dish then Shrimp Fra Diavolo is for you. There is nothing like a little heat when eating Italian food. Red pepper flakes are from heaven and I think they were specially made to be combined with shrimp.

Shrimp is no doubt one of my favorite foods. These little delicacies can be used in a variety of dishes. I love breaded shrimp and can eat them by the pound. When I get a taste for spicy food this is the recipe for me.

Some people say the spicier the better but I don’t believe in overpowering the dish with too much heat. You still want to be able to enjoy the shrimp without burning your taste buds off.


  • 1 pound of medium sized shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bunch of long green onions chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbls of butter
  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 28oz can of diced plum tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 pound of penne pasta or bow tie or spaghetti


  • In a large frying pan sauté bell peppers, onions, carrots, celery and garlic in olive oil and butter for around ten minutes until tender.
  • Toss in shrimp for around 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Sprinkle in the oregano.
  • Fill a large pot with around 6 quarts of water and cook pasta until al dente. Around 10 minutes.
  • Plate the pasta and pour the shrimp mixture over the penne.

    Sprinkle with chopped parsley and your ready to serve. Serves 4

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