Shrimp Fra Diablo

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"A thick, spicy sauce of garlic, olive oil, and fire roasted tomatoes is sauted with shrimp or your favorite seafood. Legend has it that it was named for Michele Pezza, also known as Fra Diablo or Friar Devil, who helped push Napoleon's forces out of Naples."
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25 m 4 servings yields 4 servings
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  1. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add the shallot and garlic cloves and sauté several minutes until tender.
  3. Add the red pepper flakes and quickly sauté to release their flavor.
  4. Then add the fire roasted tomatoes and tomato paste. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add 1/2c white wine with the tomatoes. Continue to stir over medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes as sauce becomes thick and bubbly.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and add the shrimp. Continue to stir to ensure the shrimp are evenly cooked through, and season with parsley, basil, and ground pepper.
  6. Serve the sauce over hot pasta or, my favorite, hot couscous cooked with olive oil and garlic.