Shrimp Fra Diavolo for #WeekdaySupper

by Renee on January 10, 2013

Shrimp Fra Diavolo | Magnolia Days

How often do you cook dinner during the week? These days it averages about four times a week for me. My goal is to cook all five days, Monday through Friday. Most of my weekday suppers are fairly simple and easy recipes. Sometimes we have sandwich night or soup or salad. Every now and then I make Shrimp Fra Diavolo for a special treat.

Shrimp Fra Diavolo is special. One reason is because it is not exactly inexpensive. A pound of shrimp along with the wine can add up the cost. However, a change from chicken or ground beef is quite nice on occasion. It’s good to splurge every now and then. At least it is a somewhat light meal and on the healthy side.

One other meal I cook is Sunday Supper. If you have been following my blog you know I’m a part of the Sunday Supper Movement. The founder, Isabel of Family Foodie, believes it starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life. I believe that too which is why I’m proud to take part in Weekday Supper. This year will be very exciting to see the recipes shared throughout each week. You can easily find them by searching the hashtag #WeekdaySupper on twitter.

What do you cook for a special meal during the week? Is it to celebrate birthdays or other events? Perhaps you will make Shrimp Fra Diavolo soon and add a little spicy kick into your week.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here → Sunday Supper Movement.

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

  • 1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, diced or finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14 to 16 ounces) chopped or diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute the shrimp, tossing to cook evenly, until just cooked through (about 2 to 3 minutes). Transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet if needed. Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juices, wine, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return the shrimp and any shrimp juices from the plate to the skillet. Stir the shrimp into the sauce and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the parsley. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over angel hair, spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine pasta.

Notes

The amount of garlic and red pepper flakes you use depends on your taste preference. Use more garlic if you prefer more garlicky flavor. Likewise with the red pepper flakes, the more you use will increase the spiciness of the dish.

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Recipe adapted from one by Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network website.

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Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes January 10, 2013 at 7:32 am

Renee this looks SO good! Shrimp is a favorite and this looks perfect for an easy, quick #WeekdaySupper!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Thanks Nicole! Shrimp sure is a great thing to have during the week.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen January 10, 2013 at 7:40 am

A perfect recipe for busy days! This is exactly the type of sauce I like with my pasta, simple and tasty!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Thanks Paula! And I’m still looking for more quick and easy pasta dishes for weeknights.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips January 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

I usually have shrimp in my freezer and a partial bottle of leftover white wine in my fridge. What a great pantry meal!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Now those are a couple of great things to have on hand!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife January 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

We hardly ever have shrimp during the week and I don’t know why! It’s so easy to make, you know since shrimp takes like 5 minutes to cook haha. We actually found some frozen shrimp in our freezer the other night, it was a nice surprise. Since I have some left over I think I should use it to make this!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Yes, shrimp is quick to cook and quick to thaw. Such a speedy ingredient.

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Tara January 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

That looks, quick, easy and delicious. Great weekday meal.

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Thank you Tara!

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal January 10, 2013 at 9:36 am

I love shrimp fra diavolo! It is one of my favorite meals. I add so much extra red pepper because I like it really spicy. Perfect for #weeknightsupper with fast cooking shrimp.

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I would put a lot more in but my husband does not care for it to be too spicy. I usually just add more to my plate.

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Sunithi January 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

That dish looks easy & simple!! Love it ! I cook about 4 – 5 times / week & shrimp is one of my favs coz it’s so easy to put together. This will go on my list :)

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Glad to see you are cooking for your family so often during the week. It is so great to have family meals at home.

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Cindys Recipes January 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

I don’t eat spicy foods but my daughter will love this!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

You could leave out the red pepper flakes and it would still be a nice tomato-y sauce.

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Holly January 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

This looks wonderful and very similar to a dish my husbands orders at a nearby restaurant. I would love to try to make it at home!

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Laureen King January 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

I was in the search for a good shrimp recipe, now I have found one :)

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Laureen! I’m glad I could help in your search.

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adam @unorthodoxepicure January 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

Very nice!

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked January 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

This is definitely a special dish, Renee. I adore pasta and shrimp together and don’t make it as often as I’d like. This is a simple, delicious recipe and I can’t wait to make it. Add a glass (or two…or three!) and a crusty loaf of bread, it’s the perfect weeknight meal!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Oh yes, especially with the glass or two or three and the bread.

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Martin D Redmond January 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I have some frozen shrimp left-over from my NYE Gumbo…I’m gonna make this! Thanks for the sharing!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Thanks Martin. And you gumbo sure did look good.

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Tiffany January 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

This looks amazing! My hubs loves shrimp pasta, so I’m pinning this to make for him one day soon! Thanks for sharing!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thanks Tiffany and I appreciate the pin!

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Terry B Gardner (@tbgdesign) January 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

looks tasty.

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thanks Terry. I’ll have to make it for you sometime.

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Tasha Zee January 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Now that’s what I’m having for dinner. ..yum

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Enjoy!

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Sarah January 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Oh man, I’d eat just the sauce! Who needs the pasta haha!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Sure thing…pasta is totally optional.

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Beate January 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

This dish looks simply divine, Renee. You are so right – every now and then we do need to splurge also during the week :) This will be on board to make on a Friday night to celebrate the end of the week :) ~ Bea

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thanks Bea! I often make it on Fridays because it is so special and ends the week with a kick (of spice).

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The Ninja Baker January 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Fantastic, Renee! Shrimp is a winner with family and friends so I thank you for this keeper recipe =)

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thanks Kim! And you are very welcome.

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Purabi Naha January 11, 2013 at 4:42 am

Can’t get any better! I’ll have to save this recipe since this is tried and tested. This is absolute visual treat !! I am sure this must have tasted fabulous!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Oh yes, and when you make it you will see how fabulous it does taste.

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Zane and Van | Spicy Beautiful January 11, 2013 at 8:44 am

Wow! This dish looks so scrumptious – and easy to make too. Perfect for busy days and when you simply want to put together a filling comfort food that you can make in under 30 minutes :)

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Thank you so much! Yes, it is great to have this meal done so quickly during the week.

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bernettastyle January 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I am actually making Shrimp Pasta Tonight! I am doing it mushroom, spinanch, and alfredo sauce!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Mmmm…alfredo, one of my other favorite sauces.

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patsy January 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

We haven’t had this dish in quite awhile, and it is simple enough to make a weeknight meal special.

I’ve been cooking every night during the week, and usually either Friday or Saturday we go out. I made stuffed peppers one night this week and because dinner was in an edible “bowl”, everyone felt it was more special than usual.

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

We usually go out on Saturday night too. I would make stuffed peppers but my husband won’t eat bell peppers. Perhaps I could do the stuffing in something else.

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Katherine G January 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

This looks so delicious!!

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Renee January 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Thank you Katherine

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Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) January 13, 2013 at 10:53 am

Mmmmmm!!! Sassy & spicy is def a way to go! I think I need to make this for sure!

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Lauren January 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

How many people does this recipe serve?

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Renee January 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

It makes 4 servings.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog January 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Ooh, this sounds like a very special treat. Yum! I love spicy shrimp fra diavolo. I’m saving this one for later.

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