Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CEiMB - Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach or. . . if you are allergic to shrimp, try salmon!!

Host for the week:  Jennifer of The Rookie Baker

As most of you know, I don't walk away, I run from shellfish since I am uber allergic.  I wanted to make this dish and cook along with Jennifer, so I adapted and used grilled salmon.  Jennifer, this was an excellent choice - we give it ten stars!

First, I had to find some wine that I liked while Chandler grilled our salmon.  I usually do not drink dry wines, so this was all I had.  It was pretty tasty.

This recipe was so easy.  You saute some onions and garlic.  Then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer.  I did substitute cayenne pepper for the red pepper flakes, and sort of put in a pinch too much so ours had a kick to it.  "Fra Diavolo" means "Brother Devil", which means it is spicey, so it is not for the hot spice sissies. But man, is it good. I used whole wheat angel hair pasta and by the time it was ready, the sauce was too!  After the sauce cooks a bit, you add some fresh spinach to it and the shrimp salmon, then the pasta.

Added some breadsticks filled with mozzarella on the side, and we had a beautiful and healthy dinner on the patio!  Check out Jennifer's blog by clicking on her link above and see what she did with this recipe!  Ellie Krieger this is one great dish!


12 oz Whole Wheat Spaghetti

2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup Red Onion
4 clove Garlic
3 1/2 cups Canned Tomatoes, Diced
1 cup Dry White Wine
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 tsp Oregano, Ground
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
1 lb Raw Shrimp
3 cups Baby Spinach


Sweet and Savory said...

Your salmon looks great on the side. I mixed mine in. I made a casserole out of it. The salmon would have been better separately.

It was good though, but unusual.

Bri said...

Yum! I was instantly jealous of your breadsticks. I didn't serve mine with bread but I really should have. Looks fantastic!

Jen said...

This looks yummy! I so need to get back in the swing of cooking!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! Glad you were able to enjoy this by substituting salmon for the shrimp. Thanks for cooking with me this week!

JC said...

Great substitution and, my gosh, that breadstick looks delicious!!!

Joanne said...

Love those bread sticks! Salmons works for me although since shrimp is a favorite, there were no substitutions. This was a good dish but needed more spice.

TeaLady said...

I can see where this would be good with the salmon on the side. I enjoyed the pasta just by itself.

Pam said...

This looks delicious and shrimp or salmon, either one would work for me! I'm new here and see some great recipes, especially those cookies below!

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