Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli Kudos Kitchen Style

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli is a hearty, spicy, seafood dish that packs a punch of heat from red pepper flakes and prepared salsa.
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This recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli is one I shared when I belonged to a food blogger recipe re-make club called “The Secret Recipe Club.”

The purpose of the group was to visit an assigned food blogger friend’s website and then choose one of their recipes to remake and repost on your own website. At the time, it helped build a sense of community back when food blogging was something new and was just becoming popular.
This is what I wrote about the recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli at that time (2011):

Panic set in….Oh, crud! At 6:00 p.m. last night, I ran outside in the backyard, heart racing, and set up my little table with my styled plate of food. I started snapping away with my camera. I knew the light was crummy, but what could I do?

Somehow, someway I got my weeks messed up (it actually happens more times than I care to admit). I thought I had another week to get my Secret Recipe Club #SRC post finished and to get the photos taken but, I was wrong. It’s due tomorrow and the last thing I want to do is disappoint my scheduled blog for this month Fried Ice and Donut Holes. I just couldn’t bear it!

Believe it or not, when I was assigned the blog Fried Ice and Donut Holes for May’s #SRC secret reveal, I went immediately to Melissa’s blog and chose my recipe (which wasn’t that easy to do because there are so, so many I loved, and wanted to try).

However, after much debate, I finally settled upon Melissa’s Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli and made it within the same week. Fast forward to today, I’m glad nobody ate the container in the fridge marked “SAVE”, or otherwise I’d really be up a creek without a paddle. LOL

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I did make some adaptations to Melissa’s original recipe of Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli to make it my own, like adding some fresh broccoli to make it a complete meal. The results were delicious!

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Fra Diavolo means “spicy brother” so even though I did make my own changes to this recipe of Shrimp Fra’Diavolo, I made sure to keep the dish spicy, hot. Not enough to scare you away, or burn the taste buds off your tongue. Just enough to keep you on your toes and awake enough to know what day it is! HaHa. I think I need another helping 🙂

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli Kudos Kitchen Style - #SRC
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli is a hearty, spicy, seafood dish that packs a punch of heat from red pepper flakes and prepared salsa.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
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  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets about 4 cups
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large shallots minced
  • 2 cups prepared salsa I used medium heat
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese for topping if desired
  1. -Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Keep warm.
  2. -In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the shrimp and broccoli in 2 tablespoons olive oil until the broccoli is softened and the shrimp are opaque and pink. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. -Add the shallots and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  4. -Stir in the salsa and the red pepper flakes.
  5. -Toss the shrimp and broccoli with the cooked pasta.
  6. -Plate and serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Broccoli as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

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  1. Love this recipe! Everything about it, I am pinning your post right away….

  2. I would never have thought to use salsa to add the heat. Sounds like a must try for Fish Friday.

  3. I'm so glad you chose this recipe! I love that you added the broccoli, and using salsa instead of the canned tomatoes is such a great idea! So glad you were able to get it up on time. The picture looks fabulous, by the way!! 🙂

  4. I'm not typically one for shrimp but WOW!! That looks incredibly delicious 🙂 Happy reveal day.

  5. I love to broc-up things, too! Great SRC pick!

  6. Oh yum… I love spicy foods and I LOOOVE shrimp, so this sounds right up my alley! Great pick!

  7. This looks absolutely delicious! My husband would love it. Great pick!

  8. I love the salsa – what a great idea to include in the sauce! And almost exactly the same thing happened to me this month. I selected the recipe I wanted to make the first day I was assigned my secret blog. I too thought we had another week. Luckily I had all the components made and really just had to assemble and bake. But I woke up yesterday so sick I could hardly raise my head. But there was no way I could disappoint my assigned blogger – I love her site and was so excited over the recipe. Somehow it all happened, but I've got to get better at scheduling 🙂

  9. Oh and my husband just thinks I'm crazy… 🙂 LOL

  10. Your photo looks just fine Renee and the dish looks so yummy. Hey, I just plopped a whole chicken on a plate and took picture. No time for styling, lol.

  11. I love hearing that you too "race for the light" when taking pic's of food. Story of my life!
    I just love cooking with shrimp! Thankfully my family also enjoys when I do so! Happy Reveal Day! 🙂

  12. This looks amazing! You'd never know you were racing against the light! Broccoli, pasta, and shrimp are always a win for me!

  13. This is my hubby's favorite!I It looks amazing!

  14. Salsa in the sauce is such a clever way to add some spice – I love it!

  15. This looks really delicious! So saucy and perfect.

  16. I am pinning this one to try – I have all of those ingredients at home, and this sounds WONDERFUL! Great choice this month!!

  17. What a great idea using salsa in the sauce. I like a more mild sauce but my husband likes super spicy – and using salsa is a great way to tailor this dish for each of us!

  18. I will eat shrimp any time…anywhere! Mmm! The spicier the better to, looks great!

  19. I love the salsa mixed into the broccoli and shrimp, a little spice is nice!

  20. Great idea using salsa in the sauce! I'm all for a bit of spice, and I love that you added broccoli here!

  21. This is an exquisite dinner. Thanks!

  22. What a perfect dinner! Love that the broccoli gets into the spicy action too!

  23. There's a little Italian restaurant close to us that makes a terrific Shrimp Fra Diavolo. I always order it when we eat there. Can't wait to give your recipe a try!

  24. Using salsa as a pasta sauce is a great idea! I've used for a peach picante chicken and it was so simple, all the dicing is already done!

  25. This looks truly delicious. I can never get enough shrimp. Thanks for the great recipe!

  26. YUM! I love the combination of flavors and textures here. Looks amazing!

  27. I love anything with shrimps and I love anything spicy. My partner loves shrimp too but is not that fussed on spicy. He will however eat just about anything put in front of him if it contains broccoli. so this dish looks like a win:win to me 🙂

  28. I LOVE spicy anything but spicy shrimp is my favorite 🙂

  29. I love shrimp with pasta!! This looks delicious!

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