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Spicy Shrimp Marinara

This is great with crusty bread, or you can serve it over pasta or polenta. For an extra kick, season shrimp with a pinch of cayenne.

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  • Servings: 4
Spicy Shrimp Marinara

Photography: Johnny Miller

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Source: Everyday Food, March 2013


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 1 1/4 teaspoons red-pepper flakes
  • 1 recipe Three-Ingredient Marinara


  1. Season shrimp with salt. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high. In 2 batches, cook shrimp until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes to pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add marinara and bring to a simmer. Return shrimp to pan and simmer until cooked through, about 1 minute.

Cook's Notes

Frozen Shrimp
Shrimp is often frozen when caught, so buying it this way is as good as fresh.


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