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Spicy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Zesty, spicy and simple, these tasty shrimp are perfect for a party. “For more fire, substitute minced fresh hot chili peppers for the red pepper flakes.” —Jasmin Baron, Livonia, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine


  • 1. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic and pepper flakes in butter for 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add wine to the pan; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Return shrimp to skillet; heat through. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 27 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Spicy Garlic Shrimp

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.Shainadancer User ID: 6417352 193447
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Excellent =)"

karynp6 User ID: 867957 193523
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Easy and good. How could you really go wrong with butter and garlic?"

lizardstew1 User ID: 5185101 121920
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"This had a good flavor. I like the heat along with the garlic. I mistakenly bought pre-cook shrimp so the shrimp ended up a little overcooked. I splashed the shrimp with a bit of lemon juice right before serving and served it with white rice and the baked broccoli from this same issue."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 212089
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"No impressive at all. We used 1/3rd pound of shrimp and a full recipe for the rest and we still couldn't taste any of the spices."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.