Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Linguine
Serves 4 to 6
Here is what you need:
1 pound bag of frozen large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined, can leave tails on if you want.
1 pound linguine
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup plane panko bread crumbs
¼ to ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup dry white wine
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce(24 ounces)
½ cup fresh chopped parsley
3 TBS butter
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
Here is what you need to do:
Make sure your shrimp is patted dry with paper towels and place on a plate.
In a large pot melt 2 TBS of butter and 2 TBS of olive oil on medium low heat.Add the onion and season with a little salt and pepper.When the onions become soft and translucent add in the garlic and red pepper flakes, stir for about a minute.Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and place in a single layer in the pot.Let cook for about a minute or two then flip.The bigger the shrimp the longer it will take, but don’t overcook them, it’s OK if they are a bit under.Remove shrimp from pot and set on a clean plate.Add the wine to the pan and turn up the heat a bit, scraping the bottom for any brown bits of flavor.
While the wine cooks down get a small fry pan and melt 1 TBS butter over medium heat. When butter is melted add panko to pan and stir, letting it toast.Don’t walk away from it, it will burn fast.Remove from heat when nicely toasted, season with a little salt and pepper and a couple of TBS of parsley.Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to boil, when it comes to a boil add some salt.
Cook the pasta according to package directions minus about a minute or two.
While the pasta is cooking add your jar of sauce to the pot and bring to a simmer.Add in the rest of your parsley. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. When the pasta is almost done add the shrimp back into the pot including any juices that may have collected on the plate. Next add the drained pasta reserving some pasta water or you can use tongs and pull the pasta out of the water and put it right in the sauce.Toss well and add in some of the pasta water to your liking. Let cook for about a minute to let the pasta absorb the sauce.Place the shrimp and pasta on a plate and top with some of the toasted panko.