I've had some beautiful basil that I've been wanting to use before it goes totally into bloom, so I decided to use up some left over shrimp and had a wonderful meal from it last night.
(Diavolo is Italian for devil. I use it here because of the spiciness)
Enough cooked pasta of your choice for 2 servings (I used angel hair)
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 pound of peeled & deviened shrimp
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (more or less to your taste)
1/2 cup of good white wine
1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes
1 can of diced tomatoes, drained
In a large sauce pan saute the shrimp, just until pink, in the olive oil. DO NOT OVER COOK.
Remove the shrimp and set aside. In the same pan saute the garlic until light and golden, do not let it burn. Remove the pan from the flame and pour in the wine and return to the flame. Simmer the wine for about 3 - 5 minutes. Add the basil, red pepper flakes and the drained canned tomatoes. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Add the shrimp. Salt to taste. Serve over the cooked pasta, garnish with basil.
As a rule, seafood dishes are not served with grated Parmesan, but I do on occasion use it on this dish.
Hope you enjoy!