Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shrimp Diavelo

This is a great dish for the spice and white wine lover. Lots of red pepper flakes along with some tart, dry white wine make these little shrimps sing! Serve over pasta or just serve alone, either way, full of delicious, complex flavors.

Serves 4 as an appetizer or 2 as a meal with pasta. Enjoy!
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus just a pinch when serving
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 medium onion, sliced (red or yellow, your choice)
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 cup dry white wine (rec. Barbadillo)
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves


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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