This is one of those meals that, if I don’t feel like cooking, Andrew can put together in 20 minutes. If you don’t care for spice, you can skip the red pepper all together – garlicky shrimp is a close runner-up to spicy garlicky shrimp! I always keep a bag of shrimp in the freezer – they are a versatile, quick-thawing way to incorporate protein on nights that you forgot to thaw the meat, were too lazy to plan a meal, or had a recipe go awry.
Spicy Shrimp & Rice
Heat olive oil over medium high heat.
Lightly saute onions and garlic in butter and olive oil.
Add red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper. I used a pinch of flakes, about 1 tbsp of paprika, and salt and pepper to taste – but tailor this to your personal likes. Add shrimp, toss to coat, and heat through.
Though I’m typically not one for processed foods, I like to serve this over packaged Cajun-style rice with a salad on the side. It makes for a super easy dinner that’s delicious yet still relatively healthy.