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Spicy New Orleans-Style Shrimp

Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

Here’s another easy way to prepare shrimp for those who loves things spicy. I used a Creole-style rub with a splash of lemon juice for this and it was ready in under 15 minutes, minus marinating time. It’s surprisingly good and packed with flavor for so little work.

Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

And there’s really not a lot to it. It’s just another one of those 15 minute recipes for a quick weeknight meal. So keep this one in mind the next time you wanna eat something in a hurry.

Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

I used skinned and deveined jumbo shrimp with tails on. We start by marinating the shrimp for a bit in the seasoning. You can find Creole seasoning in the spice section of grocery stores. Here’s what it looks like for those who want to know what to look for. I found it easily enough at Target and Publix, so check your grocery stores first before buying online. We’ll also mix in a bit of Worcestershire sauce and tabasco sauce for more flavor. The seasoning is plenty salty on its own so we only need to add some pepper.

Let it sit for 15-30 minutes then start heating up your skillet. Use a mix of melted butter and olive oil to pan-fry the shrimp in batches. It took me three batches in a 10″ skillet. I didn’t wanna overcrowd the shrimp and let them steam.

Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

Pour in the leftover marinade with the shrimp as well in the beginning, This will lend the earthy, spicy color to the shrimp once you rub it in. Otherwise the shrimp will stay pink once cooked. So if you want more color and flavor, start rubbing! I’ve also used this technique with honey garlic shrimp and it works wonders for adding some depth of flavor. All you need are a good pair of mini tongs.

And seriously, that’s all there is to it. Drizzle with some lemon juice and you’re good to go. Super, super easy.

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Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

Spicy New Orleans-Style Shrimp


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • Lemon juice

Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce (optional)
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the seasoning ingredients and marinate the shrimp for 15-30 minutes
  2. Over medium high heat, melt butter and add olive oil
  3. Saute garlic until fragrant then pan sear the shrimp on both sides in batches until browned, about 1 minute per side. Add leftover marinade to the first batch
  4. Using tongs, rub the shrimp into the bubbly sauce on the bottom of the pan
  5. Dish and serve hot drizzled with lemon juice

Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

Want a fiery and hot 15 minute shrimp recipe? This spicy New Orleans-style shrimp does the trick!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Dorothy Dunton
    August 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Hi Farah! I made barbecued shrimp just the other night! I make my own Cajun spice blend and use a stick of butter and some beer. I dump it into a large bowl and use crusty bread to soak up the all the goodness! Good stuff!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      August 5, 2015 at 3:26 PM

      I know most recipes use a LOT of butter! I was trying to cut down a little so I wouldn’t feel so guilty haha.

  • Reply
    ChiChi
    November 2, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    This looks so delicious.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      November 4, 2015 at 4:39 PM

      Appreciate it, Chichi!

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    November 2, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    I have a serious love for creole style shrimp. This looks so spiced and delicious.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      November 4, 2015 at 4:39 PM

      It was pretty darn yummy. Thanks, Thalia!

  • Reply
    Ohmydish
    November 8, 2015 at 4:33 AM

    Hi Farah, do you think this recipe works with frozen shrimp too? Fresh shrimp are hard to come by where we live, thanks!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      November 8, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      Yes it will! It’ll work just fine 🙂

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