Black Pepper Shrimp (Paula Deen)

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"I had this once and loved it. I adapted the method to stove top.if you scale it down I would not just halve the butter but make it five or six tablespoons to have more sauce"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (254.5 g)
  • Calories 314.6
  • Total Fat - 17.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 326.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1419.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 31.8 g
  • Calcium - 155 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Wash and drain shrimp

Step 2

Melt butter add garlic

Step 3

Cook three minutes on low

Step 4

Add pepper and stir until butter is nicely browned, almost mahogany

Step 5

Add shrimp, cook until pink about five minutes

Step 6

Serve with lots of napkins

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Dinner



Loved these delicious peppery shrimp! Great with Jasmine rice and a garden salad!

review by:
(9 Mar 2021)


Delicious. I had to use peeled shrimp, so per Marra's suggestion, cut pepper amount in half. We made a lunch out these and it really was filling. A few leftover to eat cold tomorrow.

review by:
(19 Oct 2020)


What a fun, easy dinner! I cooked up a pound of shrimp but left the butter, garlic, and black pepper in their full amounts. I was a little worried about the amount of black pepper, but never fear, it was delicious! This peel and eat shrimp made for a fun family dinner. Thank you!

review by:
(15 Oct 2020)


This is so simple to prepare, and it's quite tasty. It packs a big pepper "kick", but that's how hubby likes it. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Marramamba. We enjoyed it!

review by:
(17 Mar 2020)


How easy was this! Lickety-split it was done and the results were great, making for a tasty peel-and-eat shrimp! The amount of pepper was not too much and by no doubt was finger-licking good, literally. Thank you, Marramamba for sharing!

review by:
(12 Feb 2020)


Delicious! I was concerned about the amount of pepper, but shouldn't have been. The pepper definitely gives it a spicy kick, though it's not overwhelming. This is the perfect weeknight dish - as it comes together so quickly. An added bonus is that these are wonderful as cold leftovers over a nice salad.

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(7 Feb 2020)