Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Caramelized Chili Shrimp

I am so thrilled to have come across this recipe in the new Pillsbury pamphlet book at the grocery checkout. I always have all these ingredients on hand, including shrimp in the freezer, so it's nice to know I can whip up a great appetizer in less than 15 minutes. I made this twice over the weekend & took a batch to my friend Tammy's house. A little bit of sweet & a little bit of spice, these have definitely secured a spot at my Christmas appetizer table & any other gathering.



1/2 cup sugar
1 tblsp all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher (coarse) salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb large uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined, tails on
1/2 lime

Make sure your shrimp are patted dry. Heat oven to 500. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In a resealable 1 gallon plastic bag, mix all ingredients except shrimp & lime. Add shrimp; seal bag & shake to coat with shrimp with sugar mixture. Use your fingers to squeeze the bag to make sure the garlic gets evenly dispersed.

Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Using spatula, group the shrimp together & squeeze fresh lime juice over. Place on serving platter.


My Thoughts:

Next time I may use shrimp without the tail so that people can just use their fork to eat the entire shrimp without getting their hands sticky. The baking time says 7-9 minutes but these are perfect at 7 on the dot. A minute longer will produce overcooked shrimp.

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29 comments:

Jamey said...

My Hubby Thanks you for this! I don't like shrimp but it is easy eought to make it for him!

Lump said...

well you already know anything that involves shrimp I will love! :)

Jennifer said...

OMG, YUMMY! SHRIMP is my favorite. Growing up on the bayou, we had them just about everyday!!!

gingela5 said...

I've always wanted to like shrimp--I just can't do it! That LOOKS delicious though!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

can I just say - that I wish you were my BEST friend!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Oh my GAWD those look good!

Jen said...

I have a bag of shrimp in the freezor just waiting for this. Yum. I might make it a main dish with some rice and veggies.

Carrie said...

This looks really good. I like your thoughts after you make the recipe. It's helpful to know what you would change after trying it.

Carrie said...

I love shrimp! I'm kind of weird about it though. I don't like it pan-fried or grilled. For some reason when it gets a little burnt, the flavor goes out the window for me.

I'd be interested to see if I liked it in the oven, but I have to admit that the sugar is a bit scary to me.

Was it super sweet? 1/2 cup sounds like a lot! I think the chili/lime flavor sounds deeeee-licious!

Rebecca said...

I love shrimp!

I would have never thought to use sugar with shrimp.. I am going to have to try this!

Erin said...

ooooooohhhhhhh! I LOVE shrimp! Yummy...I think I will make this next weekend. I'm sure everyone will be sick of turkey and be ready for something a little different! Fabulous as always! Happy Thanksgiving Steph!!
~Erin

Mrs. S said...

STEPH! I got the package today! Can I just say too much?? The banner is SO cool...I wish Moose's bday was way sooner! And the box and the alphabet letters...omg they are precious. He loves them. Didn't really want me to play with them. LOL

thank you so much more than I can say!

~Marie~ said...

Oooo.. this sounds so good.

KDLOST said...

YUMMMMMMM!!!! you got our number right there. yum.

hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your sisters!!! i am going to be so pumped to be with my sis. she's SO fun. she and her hubby are young, so hubby and i have to try to keep up. lol and gladly! :)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Yummy I can eat those right off the screen! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Brooks said...

love shrimp....any kind...kinda of like Bubba Gump....

Sweet Pea Chef said...

My mouth is watering...ok, I need to go cook dinner!

Life with Kaishon said...

Holy cow these look good : ). Or should I say Holy fish : )? I think I will take them along for thanksgiving appetizers.

SarahHub said...

These look delish!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for participating in TMTT, today. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nanna said...

Thanks for stopping by, is there anything that can't be done with shrimp LOL, I have a shrimp salad recipe you might like, have a great Thanksgiving!
Helen

The Nice One said...

The shrimp look absolutely AMAZING. I am a shrimp lovah.

Do you have any mulled cider recipes you'd recommend?

Kacey R. said...

Hmmm...this may make me try shrimp. :o) Sounds delish.

Min said...

I can't wait to try these! Yum!

Thank you!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those cookies are so cute! I love them!

Ace C said...

Now that's a recipe that I can follow with no problem.

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