Linguine Shrimp Fra Diavola

Although we’d love nothing more than to go out for Italian, with #RallyForRestaurants initiative, Stellar Dishes, we can make restaurant-quality Linguine Shrimp Fra Diavola at home. Montreal chef Michele Forgione, and co-owner of Vesta and Pizzeria Gema, has shared the recipe to his spicy linguine shrimp fra diavola.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves 4-6


  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 lb large shrimp, peeled, tails on and deveined
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large shallots or 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 648ml jar of Stefano Arrabbiata sauce
  • 1 lb linguine
  • Handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley tops, finely chopped


  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil, over medium-high heat.
  • When it begins to smoke, add half the shrimp and lightly brown but do not cook all the way though, 1-2 minutes on each side. 
  • Transfer to a bowl and repeat with the remaining shrimp. 
  • Add the lemon juice to the shrimp, toss and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the pan. Add the onions or shallots, garlic and season with salt. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Add the white wine, stir to deglaze the pan, and cook for 1 minute to reduce. 
  • Add the jar of sauce and stir.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Salt the water and cook the pasta to al dente. Before draining, reserve about 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  • Five minutes before draining the pasta, return the shrimp to the sauce and cook through.
  • Combine the drained pasta, sauce and starchy water, and toss with tongs for 1-2 minutes for the flavours to be absorbed. Just before serving, garnish with parsley.

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