This quick and easy spicy shrimp recipe is perfect for a simple appetizer or for topping pasta or salad for dinner.
Once you know how to properly defrost frozen shrimp, it is great to have a few easy shrimp recipes in your routine.
This spicy shrimp recipe uses both lime and cilantro–one of my favorite pairings!
On a super busy day when I should have been packing and cleaning ahead of a cross-country move, I was able to whip this together AND photograph it for a fun photography challenge I was participating in.
The shrimp made for a super yummy snack on a busy day and I’m looking forward to making it again for a full dinner when things are less hectic!
How to serve spicy shrimp for a simple dinner:
You can pair this shrimp with so many different side dishes for a delicious dinner.
- Homemade garlic bread and a Caesar salad.
- On top of fresh tomato pasta.
- With a side of Mexican rice.
- 3/4 tsp coarse salt
- 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp butter
- chopped cilantro, lime wedges for serving
Combine seasonings. Sprinkle over shrimp and toss to combine.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally until opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes.
Serve shrimp with cilantro and lime wedges.