This easy Sriracha Buttered Shrimp recipe is perfectly spicy for National Hot & Spicy Day! And, they’re easy to make!
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!
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. 🙂
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!
A 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! 🙂
Want more recipes to be tempted to make tomorrow? Here’s a few of our favorites!
- Thai Shrimp and Serrano Chili Pepper Shrimp
- Easy Fresh Tomato & Serrano Chili Pepper Soup
- 3 Chili Pepper Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise
- Spicy Chili Sauce & Beer Shrimp
- Thai Basil Beef Burgers with Spicy Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
Sriracha Buttered Shrimp
- 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
- Melt butter and Sriracha in a medium-size skillet over medium heat.
- 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.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit @ Sriracha Buttered Shrimp
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
I didn’t even know a hot & spicy day even existed! I can’t wait to tell my mom who is OBSESSED with everything spicy! This shrimp looks sooooo good. And your photography is awesome, I love how you captured the smoke in these photos! Pinning
Thanks for the pin Amanda! I *never* forget National Hot & Spicy day (it’s tomorrow – so your mom hasn’t missed it!). And, thanks for the compliments on the photos. I love doing steam shots, but you have to be lightening fast – haha!
Tom @ Raise Your Garden says
Totally agree Amanda.
Thank you Tom! I really appreciate that!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I didn’t get the memo on hot and spicy day, but I am all in for your shrimp!
Hahaha! I’ll send you a memo next year Dorothy! LOL. You haven’t missed it though – it’s tomorrow – the 16th! You still have time!
Johlene @Flavours & Frosting says
I cant find Sriracha sauce here, you will need to send me some over so I can make this recipe 🙂 xoxo
OMGosh Johlene – how about if I do better than that…I’ll come up with a Sriracha recipe, so you can make it any time you like! 🙂 xoxo
Johlene @Flavours & Frosting says
You´re on! I´m excited!
I’ll make some of this and get jiggy with it! This looks amazing, and I did not know it was National hot & spicy day! Of course you did, haha. Pinned!
Marcie, I think my readers would disown me if I forgot Hot & Spicy Day! LOL! Thanks for the pin! xoxo
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
Kristi, these photos are amazing! I love that you captured the steam from the shrimp. I love spicy foods and would be a very happy girl to sit down to a plate of this shrimp for dinner! Pinned!
Thank you for the pin Kristine! The steam shots are sssooo fun, but you’ve got to be quick, because it disappears so quickly!
These are looking really HOOTT!! Love them!
YES!!!!! It looks like I captured the day perfectly – thanks Ella!
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
Kristi, this is making my mouth water!!!!! I love spicy food and this looks incredible…
You and me, Marissa…we should eat together! 🙂
Gah this sounds so amazing! I would totally serve a bowl of these over rice or noodles and call it dinner.
That’s a great idea Carla! We used them as an appetizer, but I could totally eat these over noodles or rice!
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.
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!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens 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!! 😀
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
Cailee @ http://hellohealthyeating.com says
Happy Hot and Spicy day!! YUM! This looks healthy, nourishing and delicious!! I need to eat something hot today!! Salsa?? 🙂
Yes Cailee! Salsa is a GREAT idea. I love salsa – so I would totally join you in that! Have a great weekend!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Mmmmmm! I love sea food. This shrimp looks delicious, definitely have to try this recipe sometime!
Thanks Pamela – me too – we love seafood of all kinds! Have a great weekend!
Connie @ Sprig and Flours says
I literally gasped when I read the title. This sounds soo amazing!! That bowl of shrimp…I have hearts in my eyes!! I’m currently drooling and pinning at the same time!
Thanks for the pin Connie! So glad it made you hungry – you will love it for sure! Have a great weekend!
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
Thanks Kelly! Of course we loved this with all the spice – but I’ll bet you’d love it too! Have an amazing weekend! xoxo
haha I didn’t even realize there was a national hot and spicy food day!! I love it! And oh how I love sriracha! We go through the bottles so quickly at our house!
Me too Ashley! I always have to have two in the pantry, because I never want to run out! LOL!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
How did I not know that there’s a National Hot & Spicy Day?! I missed it! These shrimp look fantastic and I bet they were super tasty!
Hahaha! It’s one of my favorite days of the year Amy! Put it on your calendar! Have a great week!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
You said two of my favorite things in the same sentence: sriracha and shrimp! Love!!! 🙂
Isn’t that the best Renee? The first time I saw this recipe, it was like “Oh yeah, baby…come home to mama!” Haha!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
YUMMM! And that first photo is blowing my head off…and not from the spice! WOW. Stunning, girl!
You sure know how to pack some heat and celebrate right! I’ll start with 1 tablespoon and work my way up from there – spice weenie that I am! Pinned!
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!
I can’t seem to get enough shrimp right now! I love this idea of super flavorful, spicy shrimp!
You and me both Jeni! I can never get enough shrimp. I absolutely adore it, and my biggest fear is running out of shrimp recipes! Haha!
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass says
This. Looks. FABULOUS!!! Thanks for the heat warnings, needed here! Beautiful dish, love the fresh basil. Time to go buy these ingredients and get jiggy!
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!
How did I not know about hot and spicy day? This dish is right up my alley 🙂
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!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says
Wow, not that is hot and spicy. Looks fantastic. Love the picture of steam rising. Oh and thanks, that song will be stuck in my head all night, “get jiggly wid-it” Love Will Smith. 🙂
Haha – me too Michelle! Once i hear a song, it’s there for days (or until I hear the next cool song)! 🙂