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Buffalo Shrimp

This buffalo shrimp is insanely flavorful and requires just a handful of simple ingredients! Shrimp are cooked until tender, then tossed in a spicy sauce with just a touch of sweetness. Enjoy this easy buffalo shrimp on its own as a tasty appetizer or over a salad for a delicious meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minutes, easy shrimp recipe, spicy
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning see Notes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup hot sauce such as Frank's RedHot
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional

Instructions

  • Set oven to high broil and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add shrimp to a large bowl and toss in Cajun seasoning. Then drizzle in the olive oil and mix to coat.
  • Transfer shrimp to baking sheet and broil for 3 minutes, flipping halfway through.
    buffalo shrimp step 2
  • Mix together the hot sauce, butter, and honey in a large bowl then toss in the cooked shrimp to coat in sauce.
    buffalo shrimp step 3

Notes

  • Cajun Seasoning: If you don't have Cajun seasoning, you can use Old Bay seasoning or a combination of paprika, salt, and black pepper in its place.
 
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
 
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including ranch dip, celery, or carrots. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
 
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 1486mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1290IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 6g