Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

These spicy, colorful shrimp couldn’t be easier. Make a double batch, because they’ll go fast.

25 min. prep time
30 appetizers
343 Ratings



1 pound large (26 to 35 count) raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, rinsed, drained


3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice*
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt


Fill 3-quart saucepan with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Add shrimp. Cook 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Rinse with cold water. Drain well.

Combine all marinade ingredients in resealable plastic food bag; add shrimp. Tightly seal bag. Turn bag several times to coat shrimp well. Place bag into 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Drain shrimp; discard marinade.


*Substitute lime juice.

Recipe Tip

Leave tails on shrimp so you have a "handle" for serving.

Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer)

Calories: 30

Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #13486©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are AWESOME ! You have to cook the shrimp just until pink. Do not use already cooked shrimp. These have been a favorite at all the get togethers. People even want the recipe.
Not sweet or spicy enough and I added more honey, horseradish and hot sauce than the recipe called for. It made the shrimp soggy. When they say "double the batch because they go fast" don't bother-I did and not even one batch went. Won't do this again.
Quite good, but neither as sweet nor as spicy as I'd like, will amp up when I make them again.

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