If you are looking for some sweet and spicy shrimp recipes to whip up a nice home-cooked meal, this spicy garlic shrimp recipe might spark your interest. This recipe uses a daring combination of sweet pineapple and peppery Sriracha. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make!
Spicy Garlic Shrimp Recipe With a Unique Tangy Flavor
- Sriracha seasoning stix (6 pcs.; butter garlic)
- Shrimp (18 pcs.)
- Pineapple chunks (20 oz.)
- Butter (2 tbsp.)
- Garlic cloves (4 pcs.; minced)
- Black pepper (1 tsp.)
- Salt (half tsp.)
- Electric skillet
- Can opener
- Serving plate
How to Cook Spicy Garlic Shrimp
Step 1: Gather All Ingredients and Kitchenware
To save time later on, prepare all the ingredients needed to cook your spicy garlic shrimp recipe. Additionally, bring out all the kitchenware needed and make sure all your tools are clean and ready to use.
Step 2: Break the Sriracha Stix into Pieces
The @srirachaseasoningstix I ordered arrived last week and just today got around to opening the package and checking them out. Couldn’t decided on one flavor to try so bought the four-pack that includes Classic Sriracha, Sriracha Jalapeño, Sriracha Butter Garlic and Blend X. Now, I need to put them to the test and try ‘em out. Guess they’d be just as good in veggies as meat. . . #sriracha #srirachastix #srirachaseasoningstix #foodie
Break each Sriracha stix into smaller pieces. While how small you want to make the stix is up to you, make sure you break each of them into at least three pieces. That way, you’ll have at least 18 pieces of Sriracha to match your 18 shrimp.
Step 3: Insert the Sriracha Stix into the Shrimp
Slip your small Sriracha stix into each piece of raw shrimp. This will give the shrimp a tangy, spicy flavor without having to marinate it overnight.
Step 4: Drain the Can of Pineapple Chunks
Open the can of pineapple chunks and drain its juice using a colander. You’ll only need the actual pineapple chunks for this recipe.
Step 5: Heat the Electric Skillet
Set the electric skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is at the desired temperature, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Stir with a spatula for a minute or two until butter completely dissolves.
While you can use any other pans to cook this recipe, we recommend an electric skillet because it allows you to have complete control over the temperature. After all, you don’t want to overcook or undercook the shrimp.
Step 6: Cook the Shrimp Until Pink
Add all 18 pieces of shrimp that you’ve inserted with the Sriracha stix to the skillet. Season them with salt and black pepper. Stir for about two to three minutes until they are pink.
Step 7: Serve Immediately
Place the spicy garlic shrimps on a serving plate and serve immediately. You can serve a la carte or with pasta, depending on your preference.
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Shrimp, no matter how you cook it, is a staple because it goes well with so many spices and sauces. This spicy garlic shrimp recipe, for instance, is the perfect example of shrimp pairing well with both sweet and spicy flavors.
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