Spicy Shrimp Appetizers

Shrimps for Spicy Shrimp Appetizers

Spicy shrimp appetizer recipes are easy to make and are always a favorite amongst guests as party snacks. You may even want to consider doubling our recipes, as all of these are sure to disappear quickly!


Spicy shrimp appetizers are easy to prepare and are a tasty treat for you and your guests to enjoy. Flavorful and mouth tingling, you’ll notice these three recipes below will always disappear rather quickly!


Kicking Hot Sauce Spicy Shrimp

You Will Need:

2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp hot sauce of your choice (Use less for less spice!)
1 tsp crushed red chili peppers


Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, hot sauce, and crushed red pepper together. Toss and coat over shrimp and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for no more than 30 minutes. (Marinating shrimp too long will cause it to have a bitter flavor). Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until shrimp are no longer translucent.


Spicy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

You Will Need:

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
Fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined


Mix the olive oil, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and garlic together. Toss and coat over shrimp and allow to marinate for no more than 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Bake for 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven or until shrimp is no longer translucent in color.


Spicy Stuffed Shrimp

You Will Need:

2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs (You can also substitute with crushed snack crackers or crushed croutons)
1/4 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Toss and Coat the shrimp in Italian dressing and allow to marinate refrigerated for 30 minutes. (Remember: No more than 30 minutes or it will change the flavor!) Discard dressing when finished marinating. Mix bread crumbs, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and olive oil together to create the stuffing mixture. Carefully slice shrimp lengthwise no more than half way and spoon in stuffing mixture. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes or until shrimp are no longer translucent.

Serving Suggestions:

There are many different ways to serve shrimp as an appetizer. Here are some ideas for presentation and serving your shrimp:

  • Layer green leafy lettuce on the bottom of the tray and garnish with cherry tomatoes
  • Serve surrounded by fresh fruits such as orange, lemon, strawberry, and lime slices
  • Serve with triangle shaped pieces of fresh crusty bread
  • Thread 3 uncooked marinated shrimp on three to four inch wooden skewers (soak them in water before baking!) and bake and then arrange on tray.

There are many different ways you can present your appetizers as party snacks, so don’t be afraid to be creative!

Do you have any suggestions for spicy shrimp appetizers? Want to leave a review of the recipes we’ve included above or changes you made? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

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