Spicy Shrimp Pomodoro Sauce

Spicy Shrimp Pomodoro Sauce


  • 1 pound of spaghetti pasta

  • 1 pound of medium size shrimp, peeled and deviened

  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tblsof butter

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 Tbls of dried red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup of white wine

  • 10 Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 1 tsp of dried oregano

  • 12 fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 1/2 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper


  • Cook the pasta in 5 quarts of boiling salted water until al dente. Around 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Drain and set aside.

  • In a large frying pan, fry the shrimp in the butter and olive oil for 2 minutes on each side.

  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.

  • Sauté the onions, shallot and garlic in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Stir in the red pepper flakes and cook for another minute.

  • Add the white wine and cook until reduced by half.

  • Add the chopped tomatoes , oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.

  • Cover and cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Add the shrimp back into the pan the last 10 minutes.

  • Toss in the pasta to the pan and coat thoroughly.

    Serves 4 people


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