Thursday, August 5, 2010

CEiMB -- Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach

This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe is Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach. Thank you, Jennifer at The Rookie Baker, for such a great pick! The husband and I both really enjoyed the dish. It was also pretty easy to go prepare.

Now on to the show. May I present to you this week's cast of characters:

We have wine, spinach, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, red chili pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and linguine (in place of whole wheat spaghetti). There's also shrimp, but it was thawing in the sink.

To start off, I cooked up the onion and garlic--lots of garlic--in olive oil. Then I added in most of the remaining ingredients.

It looks oily, but it smelled quite delicious. After that cooked up for a bit, it was time for for the stars--shrimp and spinach.

Almost time to add the pasta!

And the finished product:
Mmmm. I do wish I had used more spinach because it wilted down significantly. I might try this recipe again actually using whole wheat pasta. The husband isn't a fan of whole wheat pasta but there was enough flavor and heat where he may not notice as much.


  1. I love your step by step photos...looks fantastic! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for cooking with me this week!

  2. This looks good! Yours doesn't look at tomatoey (is that a word) as mine. Love the way you have all your ingredients lined up and ready to go. I do that too! Try the whole wheat angel hair pasta. It is better to us than regular whole wheat pasta.

  3. Looks fabulous. I used a red wine which made the sauce much bolder and also frozen spinach so there was plenty of spinach in the dish.
    My only criticism was that it needed more spice.

  4. Am making this tonight as I am a tad behind, yes, I am! Your post and the process photos are just the thing to get me all fired up for looks delicious!!!