Perfectly Spiced Shrimp

Shrimp are another low calorie, delicious, albeit expensive treat that we love in my house. While we await my husband’s newest shrimp taco recipe, let us talk about a simple way to do up your shrampies! I’m saying that in my best Eleanor of The Good Place voice! (If you have never seen this show, you should look it up because it was the best show ever!)

My husband is the creator of most of our best recipes on here, like the Quirky Quesadilla and the baked macaroni and cheese. I feel like he really knows his way around the kitchen! I find his spicing of these shrimp so perfect that I can’t find shrimp that I enjoy more in any restaurant! You can make these on a grill or on a stovetop.

What you’ll need:

Shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined




Garlic powder




If frozen, let them sit in a bowl of lukewarm water for approximately 10 minutes. If it’s not thawed, add another 5 or 10 minutes. Then drain it.

Directions for frying pan:

1. Heat a drizzle of oil and around half a tablespoon of butter in a pan.

frying pan

2. Dump all of the shrimp into the pan and flip them over as you season them.

3. Pass over the pan, sprinkling with pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and basil, then flip.


4. Sprinkle each spice a second time, then flip again.

5. Season with each spice one more time and cook until shrimp are cooked through, about 4-6 minutes total.



Directions for grill:

1. Sprinkle pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and basil over your bowl of shrimp.

2. Stir it up and sprinkle again.

3. Stir one last time and season again.

4. Put all of the shrimp on a kabob stick and grill until cooked through.


grilled shrimp


These taste great on kabobs, as a snack all alone, or even over top of pasta or rice! We love it as a quick and tasty dinner! How do  you like yours?


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