Shrimp Fra Diavolo Hcg Style

Shrimp Fra Diavolo


Still doing good with the hcg diet.  I’ve lost a total of 8.6 lbs in 9 days.  This kind of weight loss keeps me from cheating.  My phone tells me 39 lbs to go. Yay!  At this rate I may make it in one round!

I’ve seen several “hcg approved” recipes for Shrimp Fra Diavolo.  But they have too much sodium or use ingredients that I really don’t think I should be eating on hcg.  I just don’t want to do anything to screw up the diet.  And I definitely don’t need any excuses to quit.  I didn’t use the chicken broth when I made it.  I didn’t want the extra sodium or calories.

We tried the rice version of the Miracle Noodles with this recipe.  They were actually pretty good.  They don’t have much flavor at all.  A big improvement from the shiritaki noodles with tofu.  I just wasn’t impressed with those.  They do have a few steps to make, but I think they are definitely worth it.  If you use them, be careful.  Don’t eat too many.  You don’t want to stretch out your stomach.  You don’t want to get into the habit of feeling overfull again.

I made this last night.  It was great!  Easy to make, very little ingredients.  I could have eaten it with or without the Miracle Noodles.  It’s really a good thing I only made two servings, no chance for cheating.

On a side note, fra diavolo translates to “brother devil” in Italian.  It was originally made with lobster chunks, still in the shell, by Italian immigrants in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century.



200g shrimp

28 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp dried oregano

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 cup water or chicken broth


1.  Mix the shrimp with red pepper, set aside.

2.  Cook garlic in non-stick pan, add a little water if needed.

3.  Add shrimp, cook until pink.  Don’t overcook!  Transfer shrimp to bowl.

4.  Add tomatoes with their liquid, water and remaining seasonings.  Simmer until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

5.  Add shrimp and any accumulated juices to pan.   Cook for another minute.

6.  Serve with Miracle Noodles linguine.