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Spicy Party Shrimp

Spicy Party Shrimp only take 5 minutes to cook and they really pack the flavor! Fresh shrimp are marinated in a flavorful and spicy marinade made from a packet of Italian dressing mix, oil, and a few spices. After an hour or two in the marinade, they only take 5 to 7 minutes to broil. This easy party appetizer is always a hit.

Spicy Party Shrimp recipe

Marinated in a blend of Italian Dressing Mix, oil, and spices, these fresh shrimp are a mouthwatering delight. The addition of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes will give your taste buds a flavor delight.

Quick and Easy Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp make the best party appetizer because they are so quick and easy to make. Peeling the shrimp does take some time but you can do it in advance or pay extra for the shrimp that are already peeled.

This recipe is slightly adapted from the South Your Mouth Some More Cookbook authored by Mandy Rivers of the South Your Mouth blog and it is one of my favorite shrimp recipes. It has so many good recipes in it.

Spicy Marinated Party Shrimp

You can use either medium or large shrimp for this recipe. I like to use both a little cayenne pepper and a few red pepper flakes for the heat. They each add a different flavor and heat. The packet of Italian dressing mix really helps flavor the shrimp up.

What Is Italian Dressing Mix?

Italian Dressing Mix is a packet or seasonings that you mix with oil and vinegar to make a salad dressing. I use Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix. You can find it with the bottle salad dressings at the grocery store.

How To Serve Spicy Party Shrimp

Spicy Party Shrimp make a great appetizer and you can also serve them as a main dish. Just before serving, you can squeeze a little fresh lemon juice on top. These shrimp are so flavorful you really don’t need a dipping sauce but you can serve them with a remoulade sauce or tartar sauce. If you have any leftover, toss them on a salad for lunch for a delightful lunch.

Spicy Marinated Party Shrimp

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Spicy Party Shrimp recipe

Spicy Party Shrimp

Spicy Party Shrimp only take 5 minutes to cook and they really pack the flavor! Fresh shrimp are marinated in a flavorful and spicy marinade made from a packet of Italian dressing mix, oil, and a few spices. 
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
TOTAL: 10 minutes
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Place shrimp in a large ziptop bag.
  • In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together. Pour into bag with shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Evenly space shrimp on baking sheet.
  • Broil for 5 to 7 minutes.

Notes

To make this recipe less spicy, leave out the cayenne pepper.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: seafood appetizer

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