We enjoy the shrimp fra diavolo at Positano's restaurant. Any chance they would share their recipe, or does anyone have a good one for me to try? Thank you.
Janet Cohen, Palm Harbor
While this is not the restaurant recipe for shrimp fra diavolo that Janet requested, Mary Wyrozemski's version is a dish her family has enjoyed for many years. I purchased a jarred marinara sauce to make this recipe, but if you make your own at home, use it. Here are some other tips I picked up while making the recipe: Add the parsley to the marinara just before serving so it doesn't wilt too much and lose its beautiful color. If you prefer a little more heat, add a bit more crushed red pepper but not too much to overpower the dish — it would be best to taste before serving and adjust accordingly. As a personal preference, I prefer the tails off the shrimp when I cook. I know many restaurants prefer to leave the tails on to serve. Either is okay in this recipe.
Christine Welch of Palm Harbor had a mustard sauce for salmon at Ozona Blue in Palm Harbor. She has tried several recipes but none are as good. Is there any possibility that a reader could have it or one that is just as delicious?
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