Living in NYC, one of the biggest cultural influences for food is the Italian-American influence. New York City is known for its ever evolving cuisine and latest trends in the culinary world, but one thing remains constant: New York City has the best Italian food outside of Italy. When I went to make a recipe featuring Frontier Co-0p spices, my first thought was to make something Italian to show off those awesome flavors. My recipe for Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo sponsored by Frontier Co-op definitely hits the mark and brings that intense flavor to the dish!
I used Frontier Co-op’s organic crushed Red Chili Pepper to add spice to this dish and it was a home run! I love using these spices because Frontier Co-op sources them from around the world and from growers who are committed to quality, sustainability and ethical trade. With Frontier Co-op you are getting a higher quality spice, which in dishes like this Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo, make all the difference.
This dish features a garlicky red tomato sauce that is seasoned heavily with crushed Red Chili Pepper to add a peppery spice. This spice is often used in tomato sauces, grilled meats and on vegetables. And trust me, it certainly brings the heat! Things will get heated quickly with this spice!
I don’t often cook Italian inspired food because, well, I’m not Italian (hello Polish/French/Scottish/English heritage!) But when you are in an area where this type of food is prevalent, it’s easy to be inspired by it. And in terns of making an easy dinner, this one is ready in about 30 minutes! Easy, fast, delicious? Yes! All of the above!
So if you’re looking to be inspired and to try something spicy and new, look no further than this Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe for dinner!
Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo
- 12 Oz Canned Crushed Tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp Garlic Minced
- 2 Tsp Basil
- 2 Tsp Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Crushed Red Chili Pepper
- 8 Oz Linguine
- 30 Shrimp
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Minced
- In a large sauce pot, bring crushed tomatoes to a simmer. Season with garlic, basil, salt, sugar and crush red chili pepper. Stir occasionally.
- Cook linguine per instructions on box.
- Heat oil and garlic in a medium frying pan on medium high heat. Add shrimp (cleaned, deveined and peeled) to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook about 2 min per side or until shrimp has turned pink and is cooked through.
- Once pasta is done, drain and place in a large serving bowl. Add sauce and shrimp. enjoy!