Hot and Peppery Cocktail Shrimp

Hot and Peppery Cocktail Shrimp

  • Prep: 4 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 4 hr 22 min
  • Serving: Makes 12 Servings

These succulent pieces of shrimp are robustly spiced with garlic, red pepper, lime juice, black pepper and soy sauce. Serve hot from the oven with toothpicks.


  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • olive oil cooking spray


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the sesame oil and shrimp, into a bowl and whisk vigorously until thoroughly blended. Add the shrimp to the mixture, toss well to coat and then cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours to marinate.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a 13x9x2-inch pan with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Put the shrimp in a single layer onto the prepared pan and then bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the oven and arrange on a serving platter; drizzle with the sesame oil and serve hot.

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