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Deep South Shrimp

January 11, 2011


cooking spray
3/4 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp (I used 26 large shrimp)
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup refrigerated prechopped tricolor bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup water

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Coat pan with cooking spray.
3. Add shrimp, seasoning, and black pepper, tossing to coat.
4. Cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently.
5. Remove from pan; keep warm.
6. Return pan to medium-high heat.
7. Coat pan with cooking spray.
8. Add bell peppers; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
9. Add reserved shrimp mixture and garlic.
10. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
11. Add 1/4 cup water; cook 30 seconds, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
12. Remove from heat; let stand 2 minutes.

It was absolutely flavorful and spicy and delicious! I had dirty rice and corn along with the shrimp, which really made a nice meal.

Notice the empty placemat in front of my placemat…Neil wouldn’t have liked something this spicy anyway. Oh well, more for me!

* Disclaimer: for those who care, that is not wine in that wine glass. It’s actually Dr. Pepper. I poured it in a wine glass because my other glasses are dirty. And a wine glass is much classier looking than a mason jar!


  1. YUM. Shrimp is my fav. I do something similar with paprika and coriander.

  2. Tamela says:

    If only I liked fried shrimp. This would look amazing! I think I will drink all my drinks out a wine glass! It is much more classier!

  3. emmysuh says:

    “Much more classier” = ironic.

    You should have had a glass of wine with dinner, why not? Nothing wrong with that and you would have been relaxed.

    I like this recipe as I do love spicy…anything, pretty much.

  4. krista says:

    a healthier version of shrimp and grits…i was so intrigued i’m making this tonight. 🙂 i’ll keep the sausage and grits, even if will looks at me strangely. 😉 he is…strangely unused to good ol’ southern cooking. (even the healthier versions!)

  5. Mrs. Smith says:

    This is the Cooking Light recipe, right? Don’t be afraid of the spicy cheese grits they post along with it… only grits I’ve ever liked. Love those grits…