Perfect as an appetizer or even a light dinner, this garlic shrimp with Sriracha sauce is easy to make and full of flavor. Serve with toasted bread slices!
We have been on a "shrimp kick" in my house lately and I wanted to try something different than another shrimp scampi and we had just had my shrimp and pesto crostini at a party last weekend.
I asked my son if he was up for something spicier and he was all for it! I'm glad he was because this garlic shrimp with Sriracha sauce is nothing sort of fabulous! My son said he liked it even more than my copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp recipe!
As fancy as this recipe may seem, it's incredibly quick and easy. In the time it took my oven to heat up to the broil setting, I had the shrimp ready to go in the ramekins. If you buy the shrimp already peeled and de-veined, it's even easier!
This recipe serves two, but is easily doubled or even tripled. Be aware though that the cooking time is based on cooking no more than 6 at a time in a small dish. I wouldn't recommend doubling or tripling this recipe and then cooking it in a large pan because your shrimp will cook unevenly and many will be overcooked
By heating the garlic in the butter you are able to give the butter a garlicky kick without the risk of burning it while the shrimp is broiling. When garlic burns, it becomes very bitter and ruins whatever it's in!
The shrimp will still be sizzling when you take it out of the oven, so it will continue to cook. Be sure to not overcook your shrimp or it will be tough.
We used two teaspoons of Sriracha, which was a medium heat level. If you like things extra spicy, just taste the sauce when it's done and add more to your liking. If I were making it just for me (instead of my son as well, I probably would use 3 teaspoons of Sriracha!
You could sprinkle this with fresh herbs, which would make it even better. If I added anything, cilantro would be my choice. It just makes the flavors "pop"!
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