Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
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A creamy sweet and spicy sauce with tasty shrimp and pasta recipe that is easy for weeknight meals and great for date night.
Recipe type: Main Dish, Seafood, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Asian
Serves: 3-4 servings
  • 1 lb shrimp (thawed, deveined, shell removed) (you can use raw or pre-cooked, I prefer raw)
  • 1/2 lb (8oz) pasta (smooth large elbow pasta
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (purchases or my homemade sweet chili sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel, apple chili powder, and paprika to shrimp and saute in a hot skillet with a little oil until cooked for about 4 minutes.
  3. I use a cast-iron skillet and some bits of seasoned shrimp may stick but when the sauce is added it’ll lift up those bits and add additional flavor.
  4. Add pasta to the pan once shrimp are cooked.
  5. Mix heavy cream with chili sauce, sriracha, garlic, and lemon juice, and crushed red pepper.
  6. Pour sauce over pasta and shrimp.
  7. Cast iron skillets stay warm so the sauce will heat as it's tossed with the hot shrimp and cooked pasta. If the sauce isn't heated through turn your skillet on medium to heat everything together for a minute.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2021/04/sweet-and-spicy-shrimp.html