Spicy Shrimp Marinade

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Serves 4 to 6

If you want your final shrimp to have more sauce, double or triple the marinade recipe in a separate bowl and cook it down for a few minutes while the shrimp is cooking. The heat level in this dish is flexible, so adjust the amounts of the red pepper flakes and hot sauce.


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • 2 1/2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/4 to 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 2 Tbs hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Whisk everything together but the shrimp. Stir in the shrimp and let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour. Cook shrimp in a skillet over medium high or skewered on a hot grill until pink, about 2 minutes a side.

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