Two young boys were whispering outside the church after hearing a scary sermon on the devil.
The first one said, “Satan sounds awful. Do you think he’s real?”
The second boy said, “I don’t know, but remember how Santa Claus turned out? It’s probably just your dad.”
Fra Diavolo means “Brother Devil” in Italian and refers to a spicy sauce, often tomato based.
Here shrimp get the Fra Diavolo treatment in a delicious, healthy, fast dish with just the right amount of heat and plenty of fresh flavor from the basil and parsley.
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup dry white wine
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with salt and red pepper flakes.
2. In a heavy large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté until just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate; set aside.
3. Add the onion to the same skillet and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices, wine, garlic, and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
4. Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the tomato mixture; toss to coat. Stir in the parsley and basil. Season with more salt, to taste. Serve with rice or pasta.
Recipe from Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis
Looks like I have some devoted rock n’ rollers amongst my readers.
The other day I asked on the ISITK Facebook page whether anyone had some great music I should know about?
One recommendation was Bravado Blues, a rock and roll band out of New Jersey, that I featured in yesterday’s post.
Another recommendation was The Temperance Movement, a band out of the UK that could pass for old school American southern rockers. Growling guitars and the bluesy, raspy vocals make for spatula slapping, good times music.
Here is the video that was recommended to me.
Great rockers always seem to have a handful of slow songs that are heart melters. ‘Pride’ is one of those tunes. Lovely stuff.
“I was waiting on a higher call
but the revelation never came.
What a shame.
All the same I hope that everything you ever wanted
comes to you someday.
All my pride would never let me say.”
Check out The Temperance Movement on the band’s Website, where you can learn of upcoming UK tour dates and buy their music.