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Pan Seared Shrimp with Pepperoncini Peppers


This is my new favorite Shrimp dish thanks to my friend Melissa. It is so easy and works great as an appetizer or main course. Melissa tells me that she got the recipe from Giada DiLorenzo on the Food Network but I could not find the recipe anywhere on their website, so we’re working from memory. Don’t worry its pretty fool proof.

2lbs shelled/cleaned uncooked shrimp (for appetizer I use smaller shrimp, main course large shrimp)
1 12 oz. jar of Pepperoncini peppers (minced) I have not found them minced, so I buy them whole and mince**
2/3 Cup Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, minced

Saute garlic in oil. Add peppers and saute until fragrant. Take 2 tablespoons of oil and add to uncooked shrimp and toss. Either pour pepper mixture into a bowel or Saute shrimp in another pan until cooked about 2 minutes. Toss cooked shrimp with pepper / oil mixture and serve.

**These peppers pack a lot of heat, so if you do not like spicey food this may not be the dish for you or just start by adding half the amount of peppers to see what you can tolerate.