Sriracha Buttered Shrimp

This easy Sriracha Buttered Shrimp recipe is perfectly spicy for National Hot & Spicy Day!

What do you plan to make for National Hot & Spicy Day?

Tomorrow is National Hot & Spicy day…are you ready for it?  🙂  You know I am!

Sriracha Buttered Shrimp | Inspiration Kitchen  Last year, I posted my Hot & Spicy Chili recipe two and a half weeks before National Hot & Spicy Food day because I could hardly stand the excitement!  You all know how much I love savory and especially hot & spicy!  I am the spice-loving-queen!

So, of course, every year I impatiently wait for this day all.year.long.  🙂  And now, it’s heeeeerrrrreeeee!!!!!!

Now, it’s time to add some heattttt and get jiggy with it!  National Hot & Spicy Day gives us a license for it, which means we aren’t breaking the law.  🙂  

Sriracha Buttered Shrimp | Inspiration Kitchen  This recipe is so great for a party appetizer (think Superbowl)!    It cooks up super quickly, and you can pour it in a serving dish with skewers on the side. How easy is that?  Let your guests dig in and serve themselves – they won’t be able to resist after just one bite.

We loved this recipe, and I think you will too.  It’s savory, spicy, pepper-y – with a spicy garlic sauce that you’ll want to dip your bread into!

Sriracha Buttered Shrimp | Inspiration KitchenA couple of heat cautions for you:  if you and/or your guests are sensitive to bold, spicy flavors, just cut back on the Sriracha.  We used the 6 tablespoons the recipe called for, but it would be just as flavorful with less.  As I always say, taste as you go, so you don’t blow someone’s head off with the heat!  🙂

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Sriracha Buttered Shrimp
This spicy Sriracha Buttered Shrimp is super fast and easy to make. it's perfect for making for a crowd - think football and Superbowl!
Recipe type: Appetizers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon dried, crushed rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  1. Melt butter and Sriracha in a medium-size skillet over medium heat.
  2. When melted and hot, add minced garlic, dried rosemary and shrimp. Heat over medium heat until shrimp is nearly done. Add lemon zest and fresh basil, and thoroughly combine until basil is just wilted.
  3. Serve!
*Use less Sriracha if you don't like spicy - taste the sauce (add 3 tablespoons, and additional tablespoons after that) as you go so that you don't over-spice for your taste!

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit @ Sriracha Buttered Shrimp

Sriracha Buttered Shrimp


  1. Gina Gonzalez says

    I made this dish tonight for dinner. My husband and son both really liked it! Said to make it again anytime. I served it with rice pilaf. I used 3 tablespoons of Sriracha and it was enough for us. My son is 14 and is a big Sriracha fan so I made it with him in mind. I plan to make Sriracha chicken wings for him superbowl weekend. Thanks so much for this terrific recipe! I expect it will be a family favorite especially during the summer.

    • says

      Thank you Gina! This is the kindest compliment – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you coming back to comment and tell me you enjoyed it! You just made my entire day!

  2. says

    Oh my goodness! National Hot and Spicy Day?!?!? My son will love that!!! Thanks for the heads-up! 😀 And while we’re talking about love … I totally fell for these shrimp as soon as I glimpsed your first gorgeous photo! This looks absolutely fantastic, and I’m so excited about how incredibly easy it is to make! Definitely pinning – can’t wait to share this! 😀 Hope you have a kicky, spicy day!! 😀
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    • says

      Thanks Shelley! Now you can surprise your son with something spicy today! This is one of my favorite days of the year, so you know things are going to heat up around here! Thanks so much for the pin! xoxo

  3. says

    WOW!! This looks ah-mazing, Kristi!! That steam!!! Oh my goodness – I can practically smell it through the screen! I had no idea it was Hot & Spicy day! I totally want to make this, love the flavors and the pictures look incredible! <3

    • says

      Hahahaha! You never fail to make me laugh Lindsey. I so love you twin sistah! We are so alike – but I love having you not being able to take the heat while I can blow heads off! It makes me laugh – every single time. Thank you for the pin darling. I hope culinary school is everything you dreamed about! In the meantime, I cannot wait to learn from you. I hope you are making a documentary of every.single.moment!

    • says

      Thanks Allie! I love spicy foods, and although they are sometimes to hot for readers, I figure that they can always tone down the spice a bit! Have a lovely Saturday!

    • says

      Haha! Put it on your calendar so that you don’t miss it next year Sue! It’s a lot of fun to come up with something hot and spicy for the big day. Have a great weekend!


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