Sunday, January 2, 2011

Spicy Garlic Sauce Shrimp

This is something that I make when I have company and around the holidays. Not because it's hard or takes a long time; but for the soul reason I would be the only one eating it, since my husband should avoid seafood because of his gout. I don't know about the rest of you, but I hate to make two different dinners just to accommodate one person, therefore I tend to opt for not making it all together unless I have someone else to share it with.

On New Year's Eve when I was planning my dinner, I wanted to see what I had on hand, and in the freezer, this is when I came across some shrimp. I was about to put it back in the freezer, but then I decided that since we were doing a bunch of apps this would be a good time to use it up. It something so simple that anyone could whip up in a moments notice. It could make for a wonderful main dish to go along with some rice, or could be eaten as an appetizer.

It wasn't until my husband said "have you blogged this recipe yet...because it's really, really good," that I ever thought about blogging about it. So this one is for you honey! Like always I hope you all enjoy and if you do try it, please come back and let me know how it came out.

Inspired by my need to spicy garlic shrimp LOL =)

Happy Cooking!


1 lb of Jumbo shrimp, (shelled and divined) 20-30 count is what I tend to use, but ended you using the smaller ones because that's all I had at home.
1/4 Cup of white wine (any kind you have at home)
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 Teaspoon for crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 Teaspoon of paprika
6 cloves of garlic minced
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of butter to saute


Place shrimp into a large bowl, add white wine, olive oil, red pepper flakes, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper mix everything together and let sit for 30-60 mins.

After time has passed take large skillet melt butter.

Once butter has melted and is hot add shrimp along with marinade and sautee over high heat.

Stir and cook shrimp about 6-8 minutes depending on the size of shrimp.


  1. This sounds so good. I was thinking of putting shrimp on the menu this week.. Thanks!

  2. Looks great. I looove spicy shrimp.