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Shrimp Diavolo

Categories: Spicy
Type: Main Dishes

If hot as the "devil," is too hot, use less of the hot red pepper

Prep Time: prep 5 mins

Cooking Time: cook 20 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 / 2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 / 2 tsp crushed hot red pepper, or more to taste
  • 1lb ( 450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
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  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook about 5 minutes, until beginning to turn golden. Add the red pepper and cook for 5 minutes more, until softened.
  2. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in the wine and boil about 2 minutes until reduced by half.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer about 5 minutes, or until slightly reduced. Season with crushed hot pepper.
  4. Stir in the shrimp and cook about 3 minutes, or until they turn opaque. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and serve immediately.
  • prep 5 mins; cook 20 mins


Shrimp เ la Basquaise: Dice the red pepper and add 1 diced green pepper. Cook as above, omitting the Worcestershire sauce.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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