How to Make Sexy Steak’s Spicy Shrimp Diavolo

Make this dish from the new Italian Detroit steakhouse at home with this recipe.
Photograph by Rebecca Simonov

Sexy Steak, a new Italian steakhouse in Detroit, was opened by Prime Concepts Detroit in the Grand Army of the Republic Building earlier this year. Here, the restaurant shares its recipe for spicy shrimp diavolo.


  • 3 large sized shrimp (size U8 on packaging)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons diced leeks
  • 1/2 cup tomato broth
  • 6 tablespoons Chablis wine
  • 1 teaspoon Calabrian chili
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 crostini slices (toasted baguette)
  • Fried leeks, for garnish
  • Micro greens, for garnish
  • 1/2 charred lemon, for garnish


  1. Preheat frying pan over high heat. Add in oil and shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  2. After searing one side for 1-2 minutes, flip shrimp over. Add garlic and leeks and continue cooking for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with Chablis wine.
  3. Add tomato broth, lemon juice, butter, and Calabrian chili. Continue to reduce until the sauce thickens such that if you dip a spoon into it, sauce clings to the spoon.
  4. Add parsley and season with more salt and paper, to taste.
  5. Place each shrimp of a crostini and pour sauce over top.
  6. Top shrimp with fried leeks and micro greens. Garnish the plate with a charred lemon.

Sexy Steak is located at 1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Call 313-403-1000 or visit for more information — and be sure to check out for even more recipes from area restaurants including Prime + Proper’s Salmon Pâté and Mad Nice’s Brussels Sprouts Salad

This story originally appeared in the April 2024 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. To read more, pick up a copy of Hour Detroit at a local retail outlet. Our digital edition will be available on April 5.