Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chef Chuck's Shrimp Diavolo

Gamberi alla Diavola

A spicy hot shrimp recipe served over campanelle pasta ready in less then a half an hour. The fresh succulent shrimps released their wonderful flavor throughout the savory tomato based sauce.

Shrimp Diavolo
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons red hot pepper flakes
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large can tomato sauce, plus 14oz. can crushed tomato
1 tablespoon oregano
salt to taste
1 pound pasta
1 or 2 ladles of pasta water

Heat a large pot of water, salt well and cook pasta till al dente. Meanwhile in a large frying pan heat olive oil and saute onions about 5 minutes add pepper flakes. Then add roasted red peppers and garlic cook for 30 seconds or so, add tomatoes, oregano, and salt. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, add shrimp cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add cooked pasta to shrimp pan, ladle pasta water on top then toss. Drizzle olive oil over finished dish.


  1. Hot hot hot! I love this dish Chuck!

  2. Hi YankeeSoaper, Hot it was!! I use a blend of peppers from from my garden. Take Care :)

  3. I love anything that starts with the world "shrimp"! Looks yummy.

  4. Hi Valerie,I to am a Shrimpaholic!! Hope you like it spicy! Thank You.

  5. Hi Chef Chuck. I think you left the quantity of tomatoes off the list of ingredients for this tempting recipe. Your energy and enthusiasm are inspiring. Kim.

  6. Hi Kim, I thank you for your help! I will readjust this recipe. Your comment inspires me too!!

  7. I worked in a seafood restaurant as a hostess when I was younger and that's when I fell in love with the word Diavolo. I love spicy and I love shrimp. This looks amazing!!!!

  8. Hi Live.Love Eat, I see you are experienced in the seafood business!! I am a person of spicy foods also! Take care, Thank you.

  9. Hello Chef Chuck,

    We love this recipe! I made it for my family twice already since I found it three weeks ago!!!

    Thank you and can't wait to try your other recipes!!!

  10. Hello. So glad you like!! Enjoy :)