Today I would like to share my Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipes with all of you. The name may sound complicated, but it is actually a really easy and healthy recipe and the best part is that you can control how spicy you want the sauce based on your taste preferences.
Of course, I also have to share that the Italian to English translation for Fra Diavolo is "Brother Devil" and was apparently the nickname of an Italian bandit from the 1800's...go figure!
Serving size: 4
- 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined (I use the 41-50 size)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 of a large sweet onion, diced
- 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 3 cloves of freshly minced garlic
- 6 ounce can of tomato paste (**I use Muir Glen tomatoes, more on that below)
- 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp fresh minced parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon red hot pepper flakes (or to taste)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup feta cheese (to garnish)
Step 1: In a deep skillet over medium-high heat, saute the veggies in the olive oil until slightly soft, approx. 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and diced tomatoes, along with the water. Bring to a boil, then simmer an additional 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add in the shrimp, fresh parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink.
Step 3: Remove from heat and allow to cool. Serve the Shrimp Fra Diavolo over a bed of cooked quinoa and top with a sprinkling of feta cheese. I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Cheers!
** I wanted to mention the reason why I am such a big fan of Muir Glen canned tomato products. First off, they use delicious organic tomatoes and you can definitely taste the difference. Even more important for me is that the cans they use are BPA free, and that is a huge selling point for me. These are just my opinions, and I am now stepping down from my soap box :)