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Spicy Island Shrimp


  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 2-1/4 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Reduce heat; add shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  • 2. Stir in the tomato sauce, green onions, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 293 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 293mg cholesterol, 1013mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


Average Rating: 4.705882
  • blueyedjla
    Dec 30, 2019
    So good. My husband and I make this with a variety of seafood-shrimp, scallops, and crab. We either serve it over rice or portabella mushrooms for a low carb version. I think the shrimp tend to be over-cooked when simmered for 20 minutes. If they were added the last 5-10 minutes I think the shrimp would be better.
  • jthibeau
    Jul 10, 2019
    This is a favorite in our house. I’ve made it with shrimp just like the recipe calls for and I’ve made it with 1 lb shrimp and 1lb halibut. Both ways are really good.
  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Mar 30, 2018

    Very good - loved the flavors in the sauce, but almost overpowered the shrimp. But, I will make this again! Would like to try this with chicken.

  • jetnic2002
    Dec 19, 2015

    very spicy that kids could not eat it as well has my husband.

  • Noack05
    Sep 21, 2014

    Delicious...No need to change anything. I was worried about the cayenne pepper and reduced it to half of what the recipe called for. I won't change anything in the recipe next time i make it. My family like this one a lot.

  • ahmom
    May 13, 2014

    very good!

  • kmonster
    Dec 31, 1969

    This recipe was amazing! I also made it with chicken and shrimp by cooking the inplace of the shrimp. Then added the shrimp when the chicken was done. Everyone loved it and I was very happy with the out come! I used 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper and it was not too spicy.

  • chellieandkids
    Aug 12, 2012

    This has to be one our absolute favorite recipes EVER in our house. I take out a portion for my kids before I add the white and cayenne pepper (too spicy for them yet and 6 & 5) add a litte ketchup to their version and they eat it right up! Of course my husband and I LOVE the full spicy version. SO GOOD!

  • sherryorndorff
    Jan 15, 2012

    Great recipe. I just recently realized that I love shrimp recipes. I don't like green pepper though & used red instead. I cut the recipe in 1/2 & it was at least 4 servings. Definitely a keeper

  • perrault
    Mar 15, 2011

    This is one of my favorites, Love the spicy shrimp. I have made this several times, i like to change it just a little each time.

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