This recipe transitions the famous shrimp fra diavolo pasta dish into a pizza version.

This traditional Italian dish serves up a flavorful and spicy tomato soup with shrimp or a variety of other shellfish.

Practice the skill of cooking with wine with this intermediate-level recipe.


  • Sauce

 1 onion, finely chopped
     5 ml (1 teaspoon) crushed red pepper flakes
       45 ml (3 tablespoons) olive oil
         1 can 398 ml (14 oz) diced tomatoes
           2 cloves garlic, chopped
             Salt and pepper
            • Shrimp

             675 g (1 1/2 lb) medium-sized raw peeled shrimp, blotted dry
               45 ml (3 tablespoons) olive oil
                 1 clove garlic, chopped
                   1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) crushed red pepper flakes
                     60 ml (1/4 cup) white wine
                       30 ml (2 tablespoons) chopped flat-leaf parsley
                      • Pizza

                       1 recipe Basic Pizza Dough for 8
                         500 ml (2 cups) grated mozzarella cheese


                          • Sauce

                          • Shrimp

                          In a large non-stick skillet, brown the shrimp in the oil, half at a time. Season with salt and pepper. Return the shrimp to the skillet. Add the garlic and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze with the wine. Add 75 ml (1/3 cup) of the tomato sauce and the parsley. Adjust the seasoning. Keep warm.
                          • Pizza

                          On the rack in the middle position of the oven, place a pizza stone or an upside-down baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 230 °C (450 °F).
                            Divide the dough into four pieces. On a floured work surface, stretch or roll out a dough ball into a 28-cm (11-inch) thin disc. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on the pizza stone and on the pizza peel (or place the pizza dough on parchment paper). Place the disc of dough on the pizza peel.
                              Spread a quarter of the remaining sauce on the dough. With a brush, spread oil on the edges of the dough. Bake on the hot stone for about 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with 125 ml (1/2 cup) of the cheese. Continue baking for about 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with a quarter of the shrimp mixture. Drizzle with olive oil. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

                              You may also like