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5 from 11 votes

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

This tasty shrimp appetizer is on your table in 10 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: shrimp, sweet and spicy shrimp
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Lisa Grant


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • chopped green onions or cilantro for garnish


  • Heat olive oil and butter on medium high heat in a cast iron pan. Add shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until they start to turn pink.
  • Add Sriracha, honey, vinegar, ketchup, onion powder and paprika to the pan. Stir the shrimp and sauce well and cook for another minute or until shrimp are fully cooked. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and keep warm in a bowl.
  • Continue to cook sauce for another 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Pour sauce over shrimp.
  • Garnish with green onion or cilantro before serving.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 300mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.5mg