Recipe Shrimp in Spicy Sauce

If you're a fan of seafood with a kick, then spicy shrimp should be right up your alley. This delectable dish combines succulent shrimp with a tantalizing spicy sauce that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. Follow this simple recipe to create a mouthwatering meal that's sure to impress.


  • 500g shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 red chilies, thinly sliced (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped spring onions for garnish
  • Cooked rice or noodles for serving


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion to the skillet, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Stir in the sliced red chilies and diced red bell pepper, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  4. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until they turn pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato ketchup, soy sauce, chili sauce, and honey (or brown sugar) until well combined.
  6. Pour the sauce mixture over the shrimp in the skillet, and toss to coat evenly. Allow the sauce to simmer for another 2-3 minutes, until it thickens slightly.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Garnish with chopped spring onions before serving.
  9. Serve hot over cooked rice or noodles.


  • Adjust the amount of red chilies according to your spice tolerance. You can also use milder chilies or remove the seeds to reduce the heat.
  • Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become rubbery. They should be just cooked through and still tender.
  • For added depth of flavor, you can add a splash of lime juice or rice vinegar to the sauce.
  • Feel free to customize the dish by adding other vegetables such as broccoli, snow peas, or carrots.


  • For a creamier sauce, you can add a splash of coconut milk or heavy cream.
  • Experiment with different types of chili sauce for varying levels of heat and flavor.
  • Try using different protein options such as chicken, tofu, or even a combination of seafood.

Nutritional Information:

(Per serving)

  • Calories: Approximately 250 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 800mg


Spicy shrimp is a versatile dish that can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences. With its bold flavors and simple preparation, it's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Whether you like it mild or extra spicy, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire. So gather your ingredients and get ready to spice up your dinner tonight!


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