I simply copied and pasted so that I didn't have to type the whole thing but the pictures are of my cooking and my final product.
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta and about 1 1/4 cups sauce)
- 8 ounces uncooked linguine
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; keep warm.
2. While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic and shrimp; sauté or 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until softened.
Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon garlic, pepper, basil, and oregano; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Stir in tomato paste and lemon juice; cook 1 minute or until slightly darkened.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, salt, and diced tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until thickened.
(Side note: I love this brand, they're really yummy tomatoes, in my market, they're in the organic section, I must also admit that I don't buy a lot of canned tomatoes so frankly, they may not be all that much better than any other canned tomatoes... anyway, they're good, especially the "fire roasted" crushed ones. )
Return shrimp to pan; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over pasta. You can click on the link to get all the nutritional information but the serving below is approximately 475 calories.
This recipe was very easy and quite tasty. It was also quite spicy. The Husband loved how spicy it was but for me it was a bit too much, I will make this again with half of the red pepper and then allow The Husband to add a little more of his own. We ate this for two days and for the second day, I added some plain tomatoes to the spicy sauce which helped cut the spice a great deal. I used pre-cooked frozen shrimp. It was BOGO a the grocery store a few weeks ago and it was actually quite yummy, I'm sure fresh shrimp would be equally as good if not better. I also cut out the two Tablespoons of oil which cuts 240 calories from the recipe, I used cooking spray instead, I don't notice a difference and it lightens each serving up by 60 calories. All in all, this was an easy, healthy recipe that I will definitely make again.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! Happy Thursday all! I get weighed today, we'll see if this recipe helped me lose any more. I'll keep you posted.