Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shrimp Diavolo


Shrimp Diavolo - Served, originally uploaded by Snakelover61.


SHRIMP DIAVOLO
Hot and Spicy Shrimp Over Linguini


INGREDIENTS:
• 1 LB. MEDIUM RAW PEELED SHRIMP
• 1/3 CUP MARGARINE
• 1 TSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
• 1/4 CUP WHITE WINE
• 1/2 TSP PEPPER
• 1/2 TSP CRUSHED RED PEPPER
• 1 TSP GROUND (CAYENNE) RED PEPPER
• 1/2 TSP SALT
• 1 TSP BASIL
• 1/2 TSP THYME
• 1/2 TSP OREGANO
• 1- 1/2 TSP GARLIC (CRUSHED OR MINCED)
• 1 LARGE CAN DICED TOMATOES
• 1 SMALL PACKAGE LINGUINI

DIRECTIONS:
• In a pot, melt margarine. Add Worcestershire sauce and wine. Add the seasonings (pepper, crushed red pepper, basil, cayenne pepper, salt, thyme, oregano and garlic), heating this mixture as you go.
• Add the tomatoes, continuing to heat.
• While all this is going on, cook your linguini in a different pot per directions on the package.
• When the sauce mixture reaches boiling, add the shrimp.
• Cook until the shrimp are pink.
• Serve over the linguini.


Variations and Serving Suggestions:

This is an Italian dish and you have probably had some variation of it at your favorite Italian restaurant. Most of the variations revolve around what kind of meat is used. You can remove the tails from the shrimp or leave them on at your discretion. You can even use unpeeled shrimp, making it a "peel and eat" sort of dish. The more traditional way is to leave the tails on. But I prefer not to have to remove anything while I'm eating it, so I carefully pull the tails off before cooking.

You can also use already cooked shrimp if you want. In that case, as soon as the shrimp is hot it's ready to serve. You can also add slices or chunks of cooked Italian Sausage in lieu of or in addition to the shrimp. Also scallops or even squid can be used. Some restaurants serve a variation made with pieces of cooked chicken. Use whatever meat you want; the secret is in the sauce!

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7 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

A photographer AND a chef? Mindy is one lucky girl!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am so beyond lucky! I don't like the flavor of seafood at all and he humored me early on in our relationship, feeding me Sausage Diavolo. Yum! This totally meets my standards! Doesn't David rock, my fellow bloggers? ~Mindy

Cher said...

David rocks...and I haven't even met him!

The Texas Woman

thedomesticfringe said...

I can vouch for this dish...it's so good it'll start a little fire in your tummy. Really, I made this recipe and it's wonderful. A keeper in my collection. Thanks for sharing Snakelover.
-FringeGirl

David said...

I was hoping for your endorsement, FringeGirl! Thanks for trying it.

As Mindy said, I made it for her using Italian Sausage instead of shrimp. Even though I do LOVE seafood, I enjoyed the sausage version just about as much.

I love hot and spicy foods!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

There's an award for you on my blog!

Tracy said...

Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words.
Also, I guess I don't have to tell you that you are such a lucky guy to have such a sweet gal...I haven't been blog buddies with her long but I can tell from what time I have known her through blogging she's a sweetheart.
Also I wanted to tell you I LOVED the post you did on your Grandma, she looks like such a great lady. You mentioned poke salad, I remember going out and picking poke salad with my grandmother, Grandmothers are just wonderful aren't they....Ohhhhh I know I sure miss mine, she was my best friend and since I lost her life has never been the same, like part of me died with her.
Ok...back to your post, that was such a beautiful picture of your grandma and mom when your mom was a little girl, soooo cute!
Ok....this was just supposed to be a little comment, not a book so I'll end now, haha...