Today we are going to be making some peppered shrimp, I learned to do this while I was on a tour in Jamaica and I do not regret it at all as this shrimp is extremely delicious and hot!

List of ingredients

500 grams of shrimp
4 cloves of garlic
3 habanero peppers
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of paprika
Some parsley

I am going to start by chopping the habanero pepper into small pieces, the same for the garlic and parsley. I also trimmed the shrimp so that it looks nice, I highly recommend using some gloves when cutting the shrimp and chopping the habanero pepper because the heat that comes from the pepper can remain on your fingers and it will burn. I also need to mention that when I handle shrimp my hands go rather warm and they get very itchy this is why you should wear gloves, I would also like to mention that I will cook the shrimp with the head and the shell on because this will help to maintain their sweetness. When it is cooked with the head and the shell the juices will make it taste outstanding, combine this with the heat from the pepper and everything else and it will be totally wicked.

 

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In this recipe you will not use any kind of oil, simply place the raw shrimp on the hot pan, you will notice that it is start going pink, when it goes pink I will add the garlic as well as the hot pepper and the paprika.
You may need a fan or something because the heat caused from the hot pepper and paprika is quite intense, I would at least open the doors to the kitchen.
I am just going to give this a good stir, add in the salt and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes, after about two minutes you can turn the heat down to a very low level because you don’t want anything burning on the bottom because the shrimp starts releasing its own juices.

 

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At this point I will also add the lemon juice to it and let it simmer in its own juices for another couple of minutes, it takes about four to seven minutes for the shrimp to be completely cooked.
After about seven minutes it is pretty much done, so I am going to top it up with the chopped parsley and this is how you make some nice and hot peppered shrimp, just give it a try, it quite nice and spicy and full of flavor.
It is also packed with natural proteins and vitamins because of all the natural ingredients, it is really great to eat during the winter time because of all those hot ingredients that boost up your immune system and help your body to recover properly after a flu.

500 grams of shrimp ……………………………………..…….. 850 Calories
4 cloves of garlic …………………………………………………. 60 Calories
3 habanero peppers ………………………………………………. 50 Calories
2 tablespoons of lemon juice …………………………………….. 30 Calories

 

Linda Rosario is a blogger from chefneeds.com “The Kitchen Every Chef Needs”. Linda loves painting and cooking. She also has a small pastry shop.