Spicy Shrimp Marinara

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

This simple and light shrimp dish is great when served with crusty bread, pasta, or polenta. For an extra kick, season shrimp with a pinch of cayenne.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on

  • Salt

  • ¼ 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.

    Johnny Miller

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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