Spicy Shrimp

With dry rubs, marinades, or pastes, it's easy to make all different varieties of spicy shrimp. From grilled to pasta to Thai, these easy recipes make spicy shrimp dishes that vary in heat from a little zing to blazing hot.

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Chipotle Shrimp

Ladies' Home Journal

Spicy Low-Country Shrimp and Grits

Family Circle

This hot and spicy shrimp recipe takes it's cue from Cajun seasoning, red pepper sauce, and red pepper flakes. Serve with andouille sausage and grits to complete the meal.

Camarrones a la Crema

Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp in cream sauce is a delightful dinner option for any weeknight. Serve this Mexican entree over rice or roll a scoop of shrimp and vegetables inside a tortilla.

Total: 45 mins

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Family Circle

Diavolo is the Italian word for devil and refers to sauces seasoned with hot chiles. In this 20-minute recipe, red pepper flakes provide plenty of heat for a shrimp and tomato sauce that's tossed with linguine.

Cajun Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

Elegant enough for holiday celebrations, this appetizer recipe is also easy enough to prepare on a relaxing night in.

Spicy Shrimp with Ginger-Garlic Long Beans

Fine Cooking Magazine

Scissors make snipping the beans into 4-inch lengths a breeze. Use plain sesame oil, not toasted.

Dinner Tonight: 5-Ingredient Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Try this 5-ingredient recipe for grilled shrimp tonight for a main dish that's both easy to prepare and to clean up.

Shrimp with Green Chile Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Naturally mild shrimp and rice are injected with Mexican flavor, both in the shrimp's cooking broth and the rice's pureed pepper sauce.

Total: 40 mins

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Family Circle

Add this spicy shrimp appetizer to your party or potluck menu. It's the perfect make-ahead recipe for any gathering.

Peachy Po-Boy

Better Homes and Gardens

Mediterranean Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

This marinated shrimp appetizer can be served in cocktail glasses for a party presentation. It's ready in 25 minutes, but tastes best when chilled before serving.

Potato Soup with Spicy Shrimp

Food & Wine

Influenced by his Turkish-American wife, Meltem, Scott Conant spices up his silky potato soup with Turkish red-pepper paste (biber salcasi), made from sweet and hot peppers. Look for the paste at Middle Eastern groceries, or use harissa instead.

Total: 1 hr

Caribbean Shrimp

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Spicy Shrimp Pasta

Better Homes and Gardens

Shellfish is always a popular combination in a pasta recipe which includes sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. Add broccoli florets to round out this quick-and-easy meal.

Total: 20 mins

Spicy Thai Shrimp Kebabs with Chile-Lemongrass Dipping Sauce

Fine Cooking Magazine

Because shrimp cooks so quickly, it's the lone element on the skewer. Tender Japanese or Chinese eggplant, also grilled on its own skewers, is the perfect accompaniment.

Shrimp & Kale over Roasted Garlic Polenta

Family Circle

Polenta is enhanced with roasted garlic and topped with shrimp and kale in this delicious meal.

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