Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Total Time:
33 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
18 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional as needed
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon of salt and red pepper flakes. Heat the 3 tablespoons oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute for about a minute, toss, and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate; set aside. Add the onion to the same skillet, adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan, if necessary, and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices, wine, garlic, and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the tomato mixture; toss to coat, and cook for about a minute so the flavors meld together. Stir in the parsley and basil. Season with more salt, to taste, and serve.


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Absolutely fantastic and super simple to make. I always double it and find I have a lot of sauce so I make it with wheat pasta. Delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While very good a little bland for my palate. My take on this recipe is: I cut the shrimp into thirds, toss with garlic, red pepper and salt.....set aside. I sauté onions sliced lengthwise, poblano pepper julienned, sliced fennel and shredded carrots til cartelized. Then I add the shrimp, sauté briefly, add wine and a can of a Rotel or similar tomatoes with peppers. Simmer until reduced, add herbs. a party in your mouth! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my go-to shrimp recipes. I pair it with lemon, basil, Parmesan spaghetti. Yummy! I sauté the shrimp then remove them from the pan, make the sauce and let it simmer until it thickens, it can take a while. I then add in the shrimp just to warm through. I like making this with diced fresh Roma tomatoes rather than the canned ones and these don't create much juice so the sauce thickens quicker. When I use fresh tomatoes I sauté the onions and garlic til soft and lightly browned then deglaze with the wine, reduce this a bit then add the tomatoes, oregano, s & p. Cook until tomatoes break down and release their juices, just a few minutes. Then add the shrimp and herbs and warm through. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor on this dish is definitely in the sauce (it is pretty good), but the shrimp itself is kind of bland. The problem is that my sauce never thickened like it does in the video. I will give the recipe another shot using less oil and draining the diced tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, very tasty, I've made this twice now and both times it was a restaurant quality meal. Didn't take long to put together, perfect amount of food for 4 people, kitchen wasn't destroyed, and everybody cleaned their plates. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing recipe, easy and perfect way to prepare shrimp. The sauce is fantastic with the white wine, tomatoes, and onion. I used dried herbs instead of fresh since it's all I have available, but it didn't matter. The white wine is what really makes the dish special, and I don't even like wine. Don't overcook the shrimp and you'll love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was delicious! I do agree with jwebster680 - my sauce never thickened either and I also would cut back on the fresh herbs next time. but can't wait to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first meal I made for my husdand he love it some much, I thinks it's partly to blame for the great marriage we have. We have been married for 7 years and we frequently host dinner for other couples. My husband request for this dish everytime. He state " if you find something that works stick to it" and it is a hit every time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very easy and pretty good. We didn't find it to be delicious tho. Doubt I'll make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Husband loved it. Quick, easy, and delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy, great recipe - the canned tomatoes I had contained some Italian spices in them so I cut out the oregano. Also sprinkled it with Parmesan cheese. This will be my go to and I will switch it around with chicken or scallops too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has great flavor and I will definitely make this again! My only issues is that my sauce stayed thin and never really thickened up. I think next time I will drain half the tomato juice from the can bf adding it. Also the herbs where pretty strong so I might cut back on that some as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was absolutely delicious! A definite must try! I used half as much red pepper as they called for just because I don't like things to spicy and it still had a little kick and tasted just great : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow was this delicious! I changed it just a bit by adding in some mussels, scallops and lobster and an extra can of tomatoes (used one can Italian style and one can spicy red and served over linguini....fantastic! I like spicy and this was perfect for my taste, but if I were to serve company I would probably cut the crushed red in half. Served with some homemade cheesy garlic bread and by the time the family was done licking their plates, they were asking when I was going to make it again! Thanks for the great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious!!! I served this dish over linguine and it was a hit. Perfect amount of heat and the taste was perfect! A definite must try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I did not serve this with pasta, I chose brussel sprouts instead to make it lower carb. I even added a little extra red pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor and easy to make. Mixed with a pasta and it makes a hearty meal. I'd likely back off on the red pepper a little next time, a bit spicier than we normally eat... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good! I think next time I need to just cook the prawns 1 minute on each side and not 1 and a half item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it -- the only problem was it was too juicy and didn't stick to the pasta -- so I took about 3 oz of tomato sauce and added that to the leftovers and it was even better the next day. I also didn't use the amount of red pepper flakes that she called for -- I have a sensitive stomach and can't eat foods too spicy and I made it just right for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is at true 5 star recipe. You do not need to change a thing. It's perfect as is. Served over linguini with a nice tossed salad = you've got it made. I have made this recipe a gazillion times. You will NOT be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! Healthy meal....quick.........! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out very good... I served this with asparagus... Nice healthy meal item not reviewed by moderator and published
Giada does it again with a great and super healthy dish. I let the tomato/onion/wine simmer for 18 minutes to thicken more than the recommended 10, and it was delicious. The spiciness was decent, though I'm going to try adding just a dash of cayenne for some more "diavolo." item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has always been a Good Friday and Christmas Eve dish in our Italian family. Giada's version is very close to ours - we always have added baby green peas to our sauce. Served with linguini or spaghetti. Occasionally we use calamari instead of shrimp. Love this stuff!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so great and simple. I added a bit of cayenne pepper for extra depth with the spices. My boyfriend isn't a fan of onions so I added extra garlic. Delicious and healthy! Will make again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow. I had everything but the fresh parsley and basil so I used dried. Oh, I used a shallot a little long in the tooth too. Still turned out fabulous! Served over angel hair. Thanks G! Many thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this over rice. It was absolutely delicious! My husband raved and this will definitely be one that I make again. Thanks Giada for another wonderful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never quite know what to do with shrimp, and this recipe is a great way to use frozen shrimp that one can get at Costco or other big box stores. Serve it over pasta, and it makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. My only complaint is that is doesn't make for good leftovers-the shrimp toughen up. Overall, a very nice go-to recipe. Thank you Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is excellent fra diavolo. For me, the key is a light touch on the sauce. The 1 cup of wine (you could use chicken stock instead provided that lightness. Slicing the onions pole to pole provides a slight crunch and good flavor. I wonder how 1/2 cup seafood stock and 1/2 cup wine would work? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful and a perfect light shrimp dish! I made this as a one-dish meal along with Giada's recipe "Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale". Highly recommended! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once again Giada did not disappoint! I was worried about the amount of liquid based on some other comments but it was just right. I served the shrimp over angel hair so the sauce simmered while the pasta water came to a boil and the pasta cooked. The sauce cooked down and the flavors concentrated. Quick to make and quite yummy, definitely a make-again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is royal-worthy for serving. We loved it! I have a tendency to make adjustments after trying a recipe the first time. I wouldn't change a thing! Yummo-delish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is absolutely wonderful. I initially doubted it as I didn't think the flavors would come together in such a short time, but it didn't disappoint! And so easy to do - I will certainly make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this at family functions and it was always a hit. I do follow the recipe closely for best results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe has become a staple in my household. I keep shrimp in the freezer, and I can make this so easily on nights when I come home from work tired and hungry. While it's true that it can be "tweaked" successfully by changing the wine and adding other ingredients, I prefer the original recipe; the white wine and chili flakes give it a clean flavor. We prefer it served in a bowl accompanied by some crusty buttered french bread to dip into it. (Or we place the bread in the bowl, and pour the shrimp over it! Giada's never fails to impress with her simple and elegant dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super Quick and Easy! Served it over hot Jasmine Rice. Will definitely be added to my regular circulation of recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meal was restaurant quality great! I read the reviews (a great feature and put in half the red pepper flakes and since I didn't have fresh basil I used 2 tsps. dry. It seemed like a lot of liquid but I spooned it over cooked rice in a bowl and it was just perfect! The flavor was fantastic, the recipe was quick and easy and it was a definite success. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fabulous and easy! I used a couple diced fresh tomatoes vs. canned. Either way you make it this is excellent. If you don't like spicy maybe just use half tsp. pepper flakes : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious recipe with the perfect amount of heat. I served it in bowls over a small amount of bowtie pasta and it was wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! This dish is amazing!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very good. I used a dry, italian red wine instead of the white, and we really liked it. Served it with grilled chessy bread and my husband ate every last bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an absolutely delicious dinner! Threw some extra zucchini and eggplant in it and it was even better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish!!! Giada I love your recipes! TO EVERYONE: you must try her "Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Tomato and Mozzarella Salad" is light, refreshing and incredibly delicious. This shrimp recipe is wonderful. it can be changed and you will not be sorry you did! I have made it several times before. I twink the wine..sometimes I flambé the shrimp with cognac, brandy, reposado or añejo tequila or dark rum. Oh if I serve it over pasta I add heavy cream to give it some smoothness and consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Giada - this recipe was awesome. I tweaked it a bit and have added it to my list of favorites. I am not a traditional cook, but like to try different recipes. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic spicy red sauce! So much flavor in so little time. I served this over fettuccine. I substituted green onions for the medium onion, it worked fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful start to a delicious meal. Quick and very fresh. It's also the type of recipe that allows diversity. Add to or take away. At least make it once. Great to cook with a dear friend over a glass of wine. Loads of fun. Can make it slightly ahead of dinner time then throw on the shrimp, heat and serve. Enjoy, Dianna item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was awesome! wife ccoked them perfectly! paired with a nice wine! loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my "go-to" recipe for company and my all-time favorite. I have made it, with many variations, so many times successfully that I now claim it as my signature dish. Thank you Giada. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. I add 1lb scallops to the 1lb shrimp. Used two cans of diced tomatoes (one fire roasted. For white wine I use pinot grigio. After watching Giada's video I didn't measure anything either but made it all to taste/look. It can be served with or without pasta. Everyone liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious... I love Fra Diavolo and this was a very easy recipe to prepare, tossed it with some linguine and made a meal of it. I was not exact with the oregano, probably added more, and also half a fresh tomato too since I had it lying around. I will say one reviewer said it didn't have a lot of flavor, so I added more red pepper flake... mistake for me. They must like VERY hot food, I thought I did, until my lips started to burn! hahaha... but it was still yummy, just next time, I will stick to the teaspoon measurement of the dried red crushed pepper flake : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't see what the big deal is about this dish. It tasted tomatoey and that's it. I expected more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tasty. This is now my go to recipe for company when I don't want to cook traditional southern. item not reviewed by moderator and published
More people were coming to dinner on a night I was cooking a small tenderloin roast. I was looking for something fast, delicious and easy so I would have enough food. This was perfect. Even a beginner cook could make this. It was as good as any I have ever had in a restaurant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make and delicious. I serve it on top of whole wheat couscous, item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome couldn't get enough and soooo delicious and simple item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and tasty recipe! I used fire roasted tomatoes and lemon pepper seasoning also.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and my husband said it was the best thing he's ever tasted. Phenomenal recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy! I've made this with Chicken a bunch of times as well (my husband isn't a big shrimp fan, and it's just as good. It's so simple, and healthy, and easy to make. I only gave it 4 stars because, in my opinion, it could use a little lemon juice to brighten it up (which I add. But it's a great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a healthy, flavorful shrimp recipe...THIS IS IT! I followed the recipe to the T" except for the diced tomatoes...I only had (and used a can of diced tomatoes w/ green chiles! I gotta tell ya...I couldnt believe how good and how simple this was to make! The flavor was awesome and just the right amount of heat. Leftovers the next day were even better as the flavors intensified! Thanks G! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, even my 7 year old loved it. I only had chicken stock (instead of wine and fire roasted canned tomatoes, and it was wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is one of my family's favorite go to recipes. I always use fire roasted tomatoes for an extra kick: wonderful flavor and super easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome. I made it for Christmas dinner for myself and my husband. I added a touch more red pepper since I had seen other recipes with double the amount. Overall, quick, easy, and amazing. A keeper. I also served it with pasta and bread. I actually thought it was better the following day for lunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This was awesome. I did not have the fresh parsley and basil, but it was still delicious. I tossed in half a pound of al dente linguine to the shrimp/tomato/onion mixture, and let the pasta finish cooking for a minute or two in the sauce. Drizzled with a little olive oil. Wow! This recipe will definitely go into my week night rotation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In this house, we tend to make a similar shrimp dish but this was a nice spinoff for us. I used angel hair pasta and added it to the pan along with the basil/parsley. I only added about 1/4 tsp of red pepper flake. Overall, really tasty dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous, just asked my husband who said, "honey, this is the best meal ...." and stopped fork mid-way to mouth. I finished for him, "you've had in a long time?" Thanks a lot dear! Try this recipe, you will be so glad you did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare - Loved by everyone. I will definately make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredible!!! Made this for a holiday lunch w/some fabulous roasted fennel on the side for some sweet cooling ;- YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made the Shrimp Fra Diavolo and it was excellent! It is a great combination with the Lemon Spaghetti item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I realized at the last minute that I didn't have any parsley, so I used cilantro instead, added a squirt of lime juice and made it Mexican! Served it over farfalle pasta and everyone loved it. Nice, bold flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good. A great twist on cooking shrimp. I'm used to just making shrimp cocktail or ordering shrimp scampi in restaurants. The sauce was very flavorful. I might serve this with rice next time. It's a great recipe to keep on hand. I loved the idea someone mentioned of serving these on crostini bread. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked this for my son's birthday dinner a couple of years ago and it's been a favorite of his ever since. Delicious, easy, elegant, and a real treat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and absolutely delicious, what more could you want? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agtee with reviewers, great recipe, not too spicy and full of flavor. I made the recipe (not the pasta and then chopped into small pieces when cool enough to handle. Served on crotini as an appetizer. Everyone loved it - including me- delicious, easy, and do ahead (served at room temp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
INCREDIBLY GOOD! Perfect...not too spicy and great flavor. Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe- the family loves it and it is quick and easy to make. One minor tweak I make is to I use about 1/2 - 2/3 cup of wine instead of a full cup. Giada's recipes rock! :> Enjoy... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is truly a wonderful dish. It's simple, easy-to-make, and tastes delicious. I had all the ingredients the recipe calls for on hand except for fresh basil, so I made it without basil. And it still came out great!!! This is definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was out of this world. Excellent recipe! Felt like I was in a restaurant. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!! Even though I completely forgot the wine it was delicious....I did substitute shallots for onions and will use less salt next time...but still, the BEST shrimp dish I have ever prepared. Loved it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a delish recipe, it was so so easy, it took only 20 minutes! I loved that I could cut it in half for an easy dinner for two. I highly recommend serving it over a small bed of angle hair pasta (whole grain for the health conscious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I, too, loved this recipe! I made this for a friend who came to visit for the weekend. It was perfect because I didn't have to babysit the stove. This recipe is very forgiving. As long as the shrimp are cooked according to direction, the rest can be made as quickly or leisurely as you wish. I got sidetracked and let the onions cook 10 minutes longer than required. I also used a sparkling white wine (because that is what we were drinking) and it turned out delish! My friend was still talking about it the next day. I served this over Giada's lemon spaghetti like some of the other reviewers, only I used orzo. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent dish. Tasty and simple to make. I just love it and I keep making it over and over again and again and again..... Juliette (Barbados) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! Followed the recipe exactly - I am a spice wuss so for me it was very spicy, but my husband ( who loves spicy) said it was moderately-spicy. I think next time I will double up on the tomatoes & white wine, and just use it as a sauce on top of plain spaghetti. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So tasty! I also serve it with Giada's lemon spaghetti which is really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic!!! For years this has been my go-to recipe when I am trying to impress someone. Super easy and you will get tons of compliments. You can't go wrong! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and the end result is FANTASTIC! Made some whole wheat spaghetti to go with it. This recipe is a keeper, everyone LOVED it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare. I added more crush red peper (and all other herbs to taste ) and substituted diced tomatoes with roasted garlic tomatoes. I call it GOOD and EVIL when served over a bed of Angel Hair. Buon Apetito item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, easy to make!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! This is easy, but really great! I served it along with Giada's lemon spaghetti, and a little extra parm on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
really flaverful! Easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. So easy, so simple, so good. Everyone loved it. I went with a little more pepper flakes for the extra heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The whole family loved this recipe. A nice healthy twist is to use quinoa (with lemon, pepper and olive oil) instead of spaghetti. Turned out great. Some people here cut down on the pepper flakes, whereas we added twice the amount suggested. We like spicy food in this house. Nice crusty bread and a mixed green salad - perfect dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe and so quick & easy!! My husband loves this at a local Italian restaurant, but hasn't ordered it once, since I've started using Giada's recipe at home! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my favorite recipes. The flavors are amazing! I served it over orzo which made the meal a little more hearty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have made this many times and follow the recipe exactly--it is a favorite! It's spicy with a wonderful sauce whether served over rice or pasta...we feel like we are dining out whenever we make this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE this! I love shrimp, my husband loves a little heat, and this was a perfect combination of the two. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try adding tomatoe paste. This thickens the sauce very nicely item not reviewed by moderator and published
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