Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Recipe – Cooks In Under 5 Minutes

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Last Updated on July 9, 2021 by Tracy

This easy Sweet and Spicy Shrimp recipe cooks in just 5 minutes! Make this Sweet and Spicy shrimp recipe as an appetizer or a meal, either way, you’ll love it!

Easy Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Recipe – Cooks In Under 5 Minutes

Creating recipes can be a lot of fun, you can research your favorite ingredients, see what flavors blend well together, source cookbooks and Pinterest, you can spend hours in the grocery store just using your creative imagination.  And then reality sets in.  You need something delicious, you something quick, and you don’t want to spend a fortune on ingredients.  And that is exactly what this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp recipe is. With only a few (THREE to be exact) ingredients you will have this delicious Sweet and Spicy Shrimp dish ready in less than 5 minutes!

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp appetizer

Last week, my husband planned a wine tasting and pairing party to celebrate my birthday. We had six small plates and wine pairings for 8 people. That’s 48 plates that needed to be made! Since we didn’t want my husband spending the whole night cooking so he could actually enjoy the night too, we needed plates that could be prepared ahead of time and that could be ready easily. And they needed to go with our wine pairings of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Spicy and Sweet Shrimp

Just as important as the meal itself was actually the ease of clean up, with a house full of guests, or just on a simple Monday night, no one wants to spend more time cleaning up than necessary. One of the ingredients in this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp is honey, honey tends to be sticky.

Tasty Spicy and Sweet Shrimp

So, I strongly recommend using a good non-stick pan when you saute this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp recipe.

Delicious Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Recipe

We used our Bialetti Sapphire 10” Saute pan. The cookware is a heavy-gauge, aluminum vessel for superior heat distribution. The shrimp cooked quickly, evenly, and turned out absolutely perfect. Plus, with Bialetti Sapphire cookware, clean up is a breeze. The honey marinade just slid right off thanks to the Nanotec™ Infused Nonstick coating, we were cleaned up in no time. Bialetti Sapphire cookware is dishwasher safe too, but since it washes so easily, I would rather save the space in the dishwasher and do it by hand ๐Ÿ™‚

Spicy and Sweet Shrimp Appetzier

Now, here is my Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

Easy Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

This easy shrimp recipe cooks in under 5 minutes and only has 3 ingredients!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer, easy recipe, shrimp, spicy
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Marinating: 1 hour
Calories: 1425kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Stove


  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • ยผ cup honey
  • 2 lbs jumbo shrimp - thawed, peeled, deveined with tails on


  • Place the shrimp, honey and sriracha into a ziploc bag and let it marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to cook, heat your saute pan and dump in the shrimp mixture.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping if necessary.
  • When cooked thoroughly, shrimp will no longer be opaque, they will be white in color.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 1425kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 186g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2286mg | Sodium: 7743mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 140g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 1328mg | Iron: 20mg
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Quick Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

I hope you enjoy this Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Recipe as much as we do! It makes for a perfect appetizer, or serve with rice and vegetables for a nutritious well-rounded meal.

If you follow WW (Weight Watchers) like I do, here are the points for the WW Blue Plan:

  • 2 TBSP Sriracha – 2 Points on WW Blue Plan
  • 1/4 Cup Honey – 16 Points on WW Blue Plan
  • Shrimp – ZERO Points on WW Blue Plan

Those points are for the whole 2 pounds of shrimp, and you won’t eat all the sauce…but that will give you an idea of the WW Points for this Sweet and Spicy Shrimp recipe.


Healthy Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

As I mentioned above, I used Bialetti Sapphire cookware, while I did receive it for review, my opinions and the recipe are my own. The cookware is beautiful and I look forward to creating meals in it for years to come.

What is one of your favorite shrimp recipes? 

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35 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Recipe – Cooks In Under 5 Minutes

  1. What a delicious recipe…but I think I will have to double the ingrediants..I am a confirmed shrimpaholic

  2. Great recipe, my family is going to eat is up I’m going to have double this recipe. Thanks for sharing ?

  3. This looks amazing, I love how easy this is to put together and that wall of yours, oh I so need that. I wouldn’t mind making some of those shrimps for my next gathering.

  4. This looks amazing! I am a big fan of shrimp and we love to eat it often, so I’m always looking for new ways to make it. The fact that this is so quick and easy, is a huge bonus to this recipe! I will definitely be making this one soon!

  5. Oooh I love that it’s quick and easy!! We adore shrimp in this house so I bet it would go over so well!

  6. Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate your special day. I will definitely be making the shrimp recipe very soon. I know it will be a big hit in our home.

  7. This looks really good! I’ve just begun to venture into cooking seafood at home and this is going to be one to try!

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