Fra Diavolo and Lycopene!

Succulent, spicy and simple, this shrimp dish is composed of caramelized onions, garlic, serrano pepper, toasted cayenne and oregano, caramelized tomato paste, North Fork Pinot Blanc, San Marzano tomatoes and jumbo shrimp

Toasting the spices releases the essential flavors and natural oils.

San Marzano tomatoes are extremely flavorful, juicy and delicious and the only type of canned tomato to consider when making a sauce.

The canned tomatoes in this recipe not only offer incredible flavor, but tomatoes contain a very functional component, lycopene. Lycopene is a photochemical, which means it is a substance in the plant that acts as a natural defense and helps reduce risk of diseases. Lycopene preserves bone health, reduces the risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. Lycopene is more readily available when cooked and eaten with fat, such as olive oil. Tomato based sauces that are made with vegetable oil and/or have the addition of a little cheese are an excellent way to ensure your consumption of lycopene.

These meaty shrimp were extremely simple to make, but are high is cholesterol, so should be eaten in moderation. There are benefits to eating these pink crustaceans; they are a good source of protein, are low in saturated fat and contain iron, niacin, zinc, phosphorous, selenium and vitamin B12

So throw some the tomato sauce!