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Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce

This shrimp pasta dish is my version of the Italian-American classic Shrimp Fra Diavolo. You can adjust the amount of spice simply by varying the quantity of red pepper flakes.

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  • 12 ounces dried linguine
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for tossing with the pasta
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves (or to taste) garlic, minced
  • 1 medium shallot or 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 28-ounce can or box (Pomi brand) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • fresh ciabatta or other country-style bread for serving (optional)

Serves 4

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook the linguine according to the package instructions. When done, drain the pasta and return the linguine to the warm pot. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cover the pot until ready to serve.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the 1/3 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet. Cook on one side for 3 minutes, and then turn and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove the shrimp to a plate and reserve.
  3. Add the garlic, shallot  or onion and dried oregano to the same skillet. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring, and then add the tomatoes and wine. Stir well and then bring the mixture to a simmer. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the parsley, red pepper flakes and shrimp to the skillet. Toss well and cook for about 2 minutes or until the shrimp are hot and cooked through. Add the linguine to the skillet and toss well to coat the noodles with the sauce. Serve hot with slices of fresh bread and olive oil for dipping, if you like.
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Submitted by MargeWebb from Georgetown,  August 14, 2012

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.