Spicy Sauteed Shrimp

I was making a surf-n-turf dinner and true to form, I did not want to spend a lot of money and time on the surf side. I opted for shrimp, which was Eddie's favorite and not necessarily mine, and wanted something spicy. I ran across a lot of scampi shrimp recipes in buttery or lemony sauce, and some sautéed shrimp that was on a spicy side. This experiment was my own, and it had some heat. This yield 4-5 servings, with about 6-7 shrimp per serving.

Spicy Sauteed Shrimp

Spicy Sauteed Shrimp

GATHER:

  • 1 lb shelled and deveined medium-large shrimp
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 2 tsp dry chipotle & roasted garlic seasoning (If you don't have this, you can go 1 tsp cayenne pepper + 1 tsp smoked paprika)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

MAKE:

  1. Over medium heat, swirl olive oil in a sauté pan. Add garlic, chipotle seasoning (or cayenne + paprika), and red pepper flakes. Saute for 30-45 seconds until fragrant. 
  2. Increase heat to high, immediately add shrimp, lemon juice, dry white wine, and stir to coat. Saute, turning shrimp occasionally, until color of shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. (The chipotle seasoning had some salt already, but if not using this, taste the shrimp and add the needed salt. You may not need to do this at all.)