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Scampi Fra Diavolo adapted from Bon Appetit

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         Few things are more of a convenience in the kitchen than keeping a bag of Costco shrimp in the Freezer. Cleaned, with their tails intact, they are very economical and they come in several sizes of shrimp—from very large to small and somewhere in between.  Whatever size you choose, being able to reach in, take out however many you need and then re-sealing the bag and putting it back in the freezer, is a gift to everyone. From the cook who wants to put something exceptional on the table to the happy recipient of a gorgeous shrimp dinner, everyone wins here.
Shrimp are the original crowd-pleaser, by far the most popular seafood in the United States. And, as I mentioned to you recently, Shrimp are given the thumbs up on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.  Checking the Costco label, you’ll likely find that theirs have been farm-raised in Vietnam.  Much to my amazement, even then, they still pass muster with Monterey Bay.

        This dish is an outstanding example of how adaptable shrimp are to a variety of recipes.  Here Bon Appetit’s test kitchen combined two Shrimp favorites: Garlic-y ‘Scampi” and Spicy Shrimp Diavolo.  What you end up with is a delicious mix of textures and colors that tastes as good as it looks.  And it even comes in under 30 minutes from start to finish.  Bon Appetit recommended serving this one of two ways: As an appetizer with a grilled bread accompaniment. Or as a mail course served over polenta or orzo. We went for the Orzo and served our dish with a loaf of crusty bread and a simple green salad.  It was a hit all the way round.  So if you have 30 minutes tonight and a bag of shrimp in the freezer, you’ve got it made.  Here’s the recipe:

2 thoughts on “Scampi Fra Diavolo adapted from Bon Appetit”

  • When I first saw this, I thought this read "Shrimp Diablo" which is my go-to on my shrimp days as opposed to a Scampi or Stirfry. After perusing, it looks so light and satisfying, it sounds perfect for the 101* weather coming on Thursday. As you are my go-to for my weekly food menu list, which I was just working on, Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo has been added to Thursday. Thank you Monte!

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