Caramelized Chili Shrimp

Quick-to-cook shrimp means you can get this spicy appetizer on the table in just 15 minutes!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon chipotle chili powder or ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
lb uncooked large shrimp (21 to 30 shrimp), peeled with tails left on, deveined
1/4
medium fresh lime
  • 1 Heat oven to 500°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In resealable 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except shrimp and lime. Add shrimp; seal bag and shake to coat with sugar mixture. Arrange shrimp with sugar mixture in single layer in pan.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until sugar is caramelized. Remove from oven. Using pancake turner, turn shrimp; squeeze juice from lime over shrimp. Place on serving platter; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

To keep your guests from getting sticky fingers, serve these shrimp with toothpicks.

Kosher salt has larger grains than ordinary table salt and contains no additives.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.