Chile-Garlic Shrimp Recipe -
Chile-Garlic Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Chile-Garlic Shrimp

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"This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Rinse the shrimp with cold water and pat dry with paper towls. Add the shrimp and seasoning mix to a plastic bag and shake to coat.
  2. Heat the butter, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat until the butter has melted. Raise the heat to medium-high; when the butter begins to pop and sizzle add the shrimp to the pan. Cook and stir the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 4 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Garnish with lime wedges and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2010

These were really good and so easy to make! I will for sure them again. I also coulnt find the powder buffalo seasoning so I used about 1/2 cup of my favorite bottled buffalo sauce and put them in a baggie with it and shook them to spead it all over. Then followed the directions from there.I served them with rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2011

It was okay...there was a definite powdered sauce taste. I like the Szechwan Shrimp recipe on this site much better and it's just as quick to make.

Feb 14, 2011

AMAZING! I made this for my husband and served it over spaghetti with just a little bit of grated parmesan and garlic bread. I did not change it or omit anything. Perfect just as is. I have an ongoing grocery list on my fridge and my husband actually got up during the meal and wrote "shrimp spaghetti" on it. Will make again. Thanks!

Jul 02, 2010

Wonderful and soooo easy. Just a hint....make alot more than you think you will need because these go fast!! Thanks for a great recipe.

Mar 28, 2011

Soooooo good! I made this while my husband was busy all day with home improvements. He buzzed through the kitchen just as I was finishing up, grabbed one little shrimp on his way and I said "Wait, is it any good?" He replied, "Hell yeah! I mean yes!" After he finally got a whole huge bowl he asked if there was still some left because he was going to want more the next day. A new favorite at our house. I made it exactly as described in the recipe except I didnt measure the lime juice or cilantro. I just juiced 2 limes (they were'nt super juicy so it was probably about right) and chopped what looked like enough cilantro. Served over a frozen bag of southwestern rice popped in the microwave. So happy to have a super easy meal that tastes like so much more.

Aug 30, 2010

We loved this recipe. We used a Caribbean Jerk seasoning, and it was delicious. Shrimp is always a quick healthy meal, and this had a ton of flavor. I made this with the "Southwestern Rice" on Allrecipes, and a tortilla on the side. It was a wonderful dish.

Aug 12, 2010

This is definitely a keeper. Easy to make and just delicious! I only had cooked shrimp so I let them cooked for about 3 minutes. The lime and the cilantro at the end make it outstanding.

Oct 26, 2010

Wasn't sure what else to have with the shrimp, so we added some peppers and onions and turned them into fajitas.


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  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 211 mg
  • 70%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 911 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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