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Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
If you enjoy spicy foods, Shrimp Fra Diavolo is the pasta dish for you! The name translates into "Brother Devil" and though it's spicy, it keeps you coming back for more. This version wilts some spinach into the mix at the end for added strength to handle the heat.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Seafood, Pasta, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy
Servings: 3
Calories: 544 kcal
  • ½ pound 8-ounces linguine or spaghetti
  • ½ pound large shrimp 31/35, peeled and deveined
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes divided
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 small shallots finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic minced or sliced
  • 2 anchovy fillets, chopped or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • ½ cup dry vermouth or white wine
  • 1 28-ounce can tomatoes, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
  1. Bring a stockpot of water to the boil. Season it generously with salt and cook the linguine al dente according to the package directions. When you go to drain the pasta, reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and toss with ¼ teaspoon of the crushed red pepper flakes and season with salt.
  3. Pre-heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle a little olive oil into the pan and sear the shrimp for 1 minute on each side. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the shallots, garlic and anchovies to the pan. Stir in the remaining crushed red peppers flakes and dried oregano. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes and then deglaze the pan with the vermouth or white wine. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Season the sauce to taste with salt. Return the shrimp to the pan and simmer very gently for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the baby spinach and wilt it into the sauce.
  6. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water. Add the cooked pasta to the sauté pan and toss to coat the pasta with sauce. If needed, add some reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce. Serve immediately with some crusty bread to mop up any sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 192mg64%
Sodium 994mg41%
Potassium 1321mg38%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 4624IU92%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 276mg28%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.