SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO
Prep: 10m; Cook: 40m
FRA DIAVOLO refers to peppery dishes (mostly in the USA, in my experience). It means literally, "Brother Devil" and refers to a Sicilian Robin Hood, Michele Pezza (1771-1806), who disguised himself as a Franciscan friar and so was called 'Fra Diavolo'.*
You need cooking time to reduce (concentrate) the sauce for stronger flavor.
Deep frying pan; pasta pot; pot or pan if cooking shrimp
IN deep frying pan on medium heat, gently sauté the chopped onions, celery, carrots, garlic and hot pepper in the olive oil until soft and transparent but not browned, about ten minutes.
ADD the wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced, about 5 minutes.
ADD tomatoes and tomato paste; cook, uncovered, on medium heat until reduced, about 30 minutes.
IF shrimp are not cooked, boil or sauté until cooked (pat dry with paper towel before sautéeing).
ADD the cooked shrimp to the sauce, stir well.
POUR sauce over drained, hot pasta, mix well and serve.