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Peppery Pan-Fried Shrimp

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 66563
cook method: stovetop
Peppery Pan-Fried Shrimp Recipe
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1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lemon, juiced


On a large plate or shallow bowl, combine flour, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp and toss gently to coat.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook until golden and curled, about 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle with lemon juice to serve.

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182 calories, 8 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
very easy recipe and very good too! didn't have cayenne pepper so i used ground chile california. highly recommend this recipe to any shrimp lover out there. thank you Doretha!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a easy, fast to cook and delicious. I prefer more spicy so increased cayenne pepper to 1/2 tsp. I would pass this recipe to all shrimp lovers!

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe is simple, easy, and delicious! I often pan fry shrimp with Old Bay seasoning, but wanted to try something different to mix things up. This recipe was perfect. I used olive oil instead of veggie oil only because that's what I always have on hand. This recipe was a hit with the whole family. Even my son who usually doesn't like shrimp asked for seconds. I'll definitely be making these again!

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Oct 7, 2010

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
i made it for my wife and mother in law it was quick and easy i changed the servings to 8 also added 1/3 more of flour and didn't use the vegetable oil suggested but kept every thing else the same it came out magnificent

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This was super easy to make. I didn't have any cayenne pepper so I substituted for a random cajun spice mix I had and a touch of paprika. Turned out pretty tasty and had a nice, slightly spicy kick.

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