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    The 30+ BEST Spicy Shrimp Recipes

    If you love your shrimp on the fiery side, this is definitely the place for you!

    We’ve compiled this list of amazing Spicy Shrimp Recipes just for you, my fellow spicy lovers.

    You’ll find an amazing variety of dishes from cultures that really know how to season their food, including Indian, Cajun, Thai, Mexican, North African, and more.

    Cook your way through all of these incredibly spicy shrimp recipes, they’re sure to have you breathing fire!

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    The Best Spicy Shrimp Recipes:

    1. Harissa Shrimp

    This Harissa Shrimp is a quick dinner that’s bursting with smoky, zesty, exotic flavors. It’s easy enough to go in your regular rotation, but unique and special enough to impress guests with.

    The next time you’re looking for a spicy culinary journey, take your taste buds to the lands of North Africa

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    2. Thai Basil Fried Rice

    Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!! This Thai Basil Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

    The Thai red chilis add some nice kick.

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    3. Camarones a la Diabla

    Perhaps the Mexican cousin of Shrimp fra Diavolo, this Camarones a la Diabla, or deviled shrimp, is going to have you breathing fire.

    Shrimp are simmered in a tomato sauce that has two types of chili peppers.

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    4. Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

    These Spicy New Orleans Shrimp are hot, spicy, bold and super delicious. Try it once and you will want these NoLa flavors all the time.

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    5. Rasta Pasta

    Rasta Pasta! Are you ready for a colorful meal bursting with flavor? Here it is! This is a creamy pasta loaded with red, green and yellow peppers. You can also top it off with shrimp or chicken.

    It’s generously seasoned with fiery Jamaican jerk seasoning and finished off with freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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    6. Hunan Shrimp

    Make spicy Asian shrimp in few minutes. Succulent shrimp and veggies laced in a chili paste enhanced sauce with just a drizzle of this and a splash of that of some Asian staples.

    This is one of the spiciest shrimp recipes you’ll ever cook!

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    7. Jerk Shrimp

    Juicy, plump shrimp with BOLD island flavors… Jerk Shrimp! Caribbean style. 

    Spicy, balanced with the right amount of sweetness and loads of zesty, bright flavors. Just a few simple ingredients from your pantry and you can create an amazingly delicious shrimp recipe in under 20 minutes.

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    8. Laksa (Asian Noodle Soup)

    Are you ready for a totally slurp-worthy bowl of spicy shrimp soup? Laksa is a famous noodle soup hailing from Southeast Asia, and it has become one of my favorite dishes.

    It’s cozy and spicy, with a coconut milk base and plenty of interesting add-ins. And it’s surprisingly easy to make restaurant quality laksa in your own home.

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    9. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

    Sweet, spicy and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple. Whenever you see a mango, think about these colorful tacos!

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    10. Thai Shrimp Curry

    This easy Thai Shrimp Curry recipe is bursting with layers of great flavor, and is surprisingly easy. Customize the hotness to your own preference.

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    11. Shrimp Creole with Sausage

    This Shrimp Creole with Andouille Sausage is a flavor bomb! Plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a great Creole seasoned tomato sauce. If you’re a fan of New Orleans style food like us, this one is going in your rotation!

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    12. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    Shrimp Fra Diavolo – because spicy is Delicious! Spice up your life, embrace this bowl of succulent plump shrimp, tomatoes and a kick of heat… some pasta doused in that sauce or nice crusty bread.

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    13. Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

    Once you try just one bite of these Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, you are going to plan on making this meal again and again.

    Succulent shrimp and smoky andouille sausage are smothered in a savory gravy that tastes out of this world delicious.

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    14. Cajun Shrimp Scampi

    This Cajun shrimp scampi is so quick and easy you can make it any weeknight. But it is so fancy and tasty you just might want to save it for special occasions!

    This is one of the most decadent spicy shrimp recipes you will ever cook!

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    15. Jamaican Curry Shrimp

    Look at this Curry Bowl!! Bold and insanely inviting! My ultimate comfort food, Jamaican Curry Shrimp, is a vibrant, spicy, and incredibly flavorful dish that perfectly captures the essence of Caribbean cuisine.

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    16. Spicy Garlic Shrimp

    Super Delish Dinner in minutes… Is it possible? Sure it is. All you need is some shrimp and one of my favorite condiments in my pantry… Chili Oil!!! Get ready for my amazing Spicy Garlic Shrimp.

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    17. Tacos Gobernador

    Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious! They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with.

    They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese. And they have a great story behind them. Oh, we always love a good story…

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    18. Surf and Turf Nachos

    These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

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    19. Jambalaya Soup

    Jambalaya Soup! This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with meats and veggies. It’s great on the stovetop, or in a slow cooker or instant pot.

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    20. Brazilian Shrimp with Coconut Milk (Moqueca)

    How about the most delicious dish on the planet? Moqueca is a coconut based stew from Brazil that will quickly become your favorite! Great company dish for your next get together.

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    21. Yakamein (New Orleans’ Ol’ Sober)

    This Yakamein is a classic Creole fusion of flavors. It’s famous in New Orleans for curing hangovers, but it makes a delicious meal anytime!

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    22. Blackened (AKA Cajun) Shrimp and Grits

    Shrimp and Grits is a Lowcountry classic. For this version, we use Cajun spices to give it a little kick! The spicy shrimp pair beautifully with the creamy, cheesy grits.

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    23. Jambalaya Pasta (Pastalaya)

    Jambalaya Pasta, aka Pastalaya, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.

    This is surely one of our favorite spicy shrimp recipes.

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    24. Shrimp Korma

    This Shrimp Korma is a creamy cashew based curry with a succulent gravy perfect for soaking up with naan or rice.

    If you love curries, you have to try this dish!

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    25. Spicy Shrimp Bowl

    Get ready, this Spicy Shrimp Bowl is going to be you new weeknight addiction! Super easy and nutritious, it has a variety of flavors and textures that are just spot on. 

    Plump, juicy shrimp, chewy quinoa, creamy avocado and cool Mango Salad all combine for bowl meal that can’t be beat.

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    26. Tom Yum Soup

    This tom yum soup is a quick and easy Thai recipe that is bursting with flavor. Make it as fiery as you want, this will be one of your favorite spicy shrimp recipes!

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    27. Korean BBQ Shrimp

    This Korean BBQ shrimp has a perfect blend of spices and a decadent amount of butter. It’s one of the most addicting spicy shrimp recipes you will ever try.

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    28. Spicy Shrimp Veracruz

    This Shrimp Veracruz has an interesting combination of flavors… raisins, capers, pickled jalapenos. You’ll be amazed how beautifully the flavors marry.

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    29. Spicy Malabar Shrimp Curry

    This curry from the southwest of India is spicy, tangy, nutty and absolutely delicious. If you’re feeling like a totally new flavor, you must try this one!

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    30. Firecracker Shrimp 

    This Firecracker Shrimp is sweet, sticky, spicy and crunchy – it’s a perfect appetizer or main dish when served with plateful of rice. Try this restaurant worthy dish, it just takes a few minutes.

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    31. Spicy Grilled Shrimp

    Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers… This easy recipe makes the best grilled shrimp! Serve it over rice or veggies, or serve the skewers as appetizers for your next summer get together.

    Get the Recipe @ munchkintime

    So there you go, thirty fiery spicy shrimp recipes for you to try. Don’t they all look mouthwatering? Which one will you try first?

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    The Best 30+ Spicy Shrimp Recipes

    This collection of easy and mouthwateringly Spicy Shrimp Recipes will have you breathing fire in no time! We love this blazing hot shrimp stir fry:


    Stir Fry

    • 1 lbs shrimp
    • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 cup green beans, chopped
    • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped
    • 5-6 Green onion or scallions, chopped
    • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 3 Tbsp oil


    • 5 tsp sambal oelek chili paste
    • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp rice or white vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp rice wine
    • 3 Tbsp tomato ketchup
    • 1 tsp sugar


      1. Clean the shrimp (we kept the tail on) and marinate it with salt, pepper and cornstarch while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
      2. Mix all the ingredients for Hunan sauce in a bowl.
      3. Dice all bell peppers, cut the green beans and scallions into inch long pieces. keep the green and white parts of the scallion separate.
      4. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a wok over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sear for a couple of minutes, till they get a little curled up and turn pink. Plate them out and set aside. Don't overcook, as they will continue to cook in the Hunan sauce later.
      5. Add remaining oil and turn the heat to high. Add in green beans. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes, till they get little soft. Stir in bell peppers, white parts of scallions, ginger and garlic. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes then mix in the prepared Hunan sauce. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water along with shrimp and stir fry for another 3-4 minutes. Garnish it with green parts of scallions.
      6. Serve it piping hot over your favorite steamed rice.

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