Seafood Diablo is delicious and simple to make. This dish can be made with a wide range of seafood and vegetables (see notes).


1 pound seafood (see notes)
16 ounces diced tomatoes, with juices
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
1/3 tsp. kosher salt
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
3 Tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped
3 Tbsp. basil, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
pasta, enough to make 4 cups (see notes)
Parmesan cheese


Use any combination of the following seafood; sea scallops, bay scallops, shrimp, prawns, lobster, mussels, oysters.

Optional – include any of the following vegetables; mushrooms, peppers, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts.

Linguini, penne, or bowtie pasta can be used with this recipe. Add enough pasta to make 4 cups when cooked.

Optional – traditional basil pesto can be used in place of the garlic, basil, and parsley.


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Toss seafood in a medium bowl with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Heat oil over a medium-high flame in a large, heavy skillet.
  4. Add seafood and onion and saute about 2 minutes.
  5.  Remove using a slotted utensil and set aside.
  6. Add tomatoes with juices, wine, garlic, and oregano; simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, add pasta to boiling salted water and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Drain.
  8. Add cooked pasta and seafood to sauce and saute until hot.
  9. Remove from heat; garnish with fresh parsley, basil, and Parmesan cheese.
  10. Serve hot.


Servings: 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


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