~ 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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3 - 4
10 Min
10 Min


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


1In a small dish, mix the sugar, garlic powder, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, cayenne, red pepper flakes.
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.
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.
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.
5Enjoy! They're delicious!

About this Recipe

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