~ Sweet & Sassy Shrimp ~ Cassies

Cassie *


My family requested sweet & spicy shrimp for dinner, so I threw this concoction together and boy did they ever love it. Not a shrimp left. You can cut down on the heat if you prefer. My family likes it hot and my measurements of the spices were perfect for them.


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24 oz
( 35 - 45 ) count - large uncooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and rinsed - drain
2 Tbsp
olive oil
4 Tbsp
butter - divided
1 Tbsp
each ~ garlic salt, garlic powder and paprika
heaping teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
each - black pepper, cayenne pepper and hot pepper flakes - or to your preference
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
dry sherry - optional
or pasta to serve over
wedge & dried parsley - optional


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1In a small dish, mix the sugar, garlic powder, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne, red pepper flakes.

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2In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter with the oil. Add the spice mixture and stir making sure all is wet and mixed well with the oil and butter. Should be bubbling.

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3Add the shrimp, spreading out so to cook evenly, stirring occasionally ( about 2 minutes after adding ) make sure other side is cooked as well, only until opaque.

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4Stir in the remaining butter and sherry if using.

Spoon hot shrimp and sauce over rice or pasta, with a squeeze of lemon if desired.

My version is pretty spicy, you can cut down on the cayenne & pepper flakes to half if desired. My family likes hot.

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5Enjoy! They're delicious!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy