10 Minute Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

So today is shaping up to be the worst day in life ever.

Because apparently, my beloved bottomless boozy brunches are now illegal in New York.





Excuse me while I weepily sing Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” to myself all day long.


It’s already bad enough that my monthly rent costs more than adopting a baby, but I’ve come to terms with this reality.  I mean, who wants a baby anyway?  They totally get in the way of brunch.

But nowww?!


Except not really, because clearly I’m in the middle of a melodramatic fit.  But honestly, what am I supposed to wake up for on Sundays?  Reading the paper?  Exercising?  Being a functioning member of society?


I really wish I had created some sort of brunch dish to commemorate this tragic end of an era, but I’m drinking a mimosa while writing this, so I guess that counts.  I guess it’s also pretty cool I put together a seriously tasty 10-minute dinner, because now you’ll have more time to cry yourself to sleep.  So, ya know, silver linings and all that.

Making a dinner in 10 minutes that doesn’t come from your freezer is pretty impressive, right?  Not, like, I-consumed-13-Bloody-Marys-in-two-hours impressive, but you get my drift.  Obviously the time factor is a major draw here, but the flavors are completely killer too.  I made this sweet & spicy sauce so that it appeals to everyone, but feel free to add a little bit more sriracha to meet your own tastes.  Also feel free to pair this with rice, quinoa, noodles, a veggie medley, whatever.  Just make it, okay?  Then get back to tearily whispering…

It must have been love! But it’s overrr nowww.
It’s all that I wanted, now I’m living without.

10 Minute Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

Yield: 3 servings

Prep Time: 3 mins

Cook Time: 7 mins

Total Time: 10 mins


  • 1 lb Peeled & Devined Shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice (~5 oz)
  • 3 tbsps Sriracha
  • 3 tbsps Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt & Coarse Black Peppercorn - approx.
  • Diced Scallions & Sesame Seeds to garnish (optional)


  1. Lightly salt and pepper shrimp on both sides.  Next, in large bowl whisk together pineapple juice, sriracha, ketchup, honey, and soy sauce, combining thoroughly.  Add shrimp to sauce and toss well to coat.
  2. Heat large skillet with sesame oil over medium flame, then add in shrimp.  Sauté on either side for 3 minutes until shrimp is pink and curled into a "c", then remove from heat.  Immediately plate and serve, pairing with rice and garnishing with scallions and sesame seeds, if desired.

>> Shrimp can be marinated for up to 8 hours - Feel free to do this in the morning, then cook after work.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 278 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 38g


RIP bottomless brunch :(



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42 Responses to “10 Minute Sweet & Spicy Shrimp”

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — February 26, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    The horror! That’s super annoying! What, are you supposed to actually pay for every drink now?! Jeez, way to suck the fun out of brunch NY! Haha, looks like you’ll have to pre-game before brunch!


    • Christine replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

      honestly right!! it’s the worst news in history lol. and 1000 points for using the phrase “pre-game”!


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    Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite — February 26, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    Ah, where was this recipe last night when I was scouring the web for Shrimp Stir Fys!?!?!? I ended up taking my Kung Pao chicken recipe and just using shrimp instead, but I will definitely try this next time!


    • Christine replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

      ahh I’m sorry I wasn’t there for the save! lol there’s always next time for sure :)


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    Kendra @ Prepping Parties — February 26, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    I have also been mourning the loss of bottomless brunches! Such a sad day! I live in Boston and those were always the highlight of my weekend trips to NYC. Your shrimp dish looks amazing though, definitely a pick me up from the sad news in the brunching world. I will be making soon! Thanks for sharing!


    • Christine replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

      clearly I’m not handling it well lol. thanks for stopping by Kendra, hope to see you around here more! xx


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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — February 26, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    Firstly, no boozy brunch, WHAAAA? Secondly, this shrimp looks awesome, and thirdly, THAT RICE! It’s so fluffy and white. I’m entranced.


    • Christine replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 9:43 am

      I know right!! it’s a tragedy lol. and yes the shrimp + this rice (which, btw, is one of those quick boil-in-a-bag rices!) was seriously divine :) thanks Sarah!


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    Kloesunny @ Kloe's Kitchen — February 26, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

    If my family was a shrimp fan these would have been made yesterday!!!! This looks amazing! I was just craving sweet and sour today.

    I will be stopping by again! I love your blog!


    • Christine replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 9:44 am

      thanks Kloe, I’m so glad you stopped by! my dad is severely allergic to fish, so whenever I make a quick shrimp dish like this, I always suggest he swap them out for Perdue Short Cuts! they’re delicious pre-cooked chicken and would work just as well :)


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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life — February 27, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    My condolences!! A bunch of my friends moved to NYC post-college (I grew up in Morris County, NJ before moving out here to CA) and my Facebook newsfeed BLEW. UP. with laments/cries/complaints/etc. Sad day. :(

    But a) any dinner that looks this good and touts itself as a “10 minute” one is one that I need to make, and b) these flavors sound delish. It’s a total winner of a consolation prize at least?


    • Christine replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 9:46 am

      ugh I know it was like my entire fbk feed was in mourning – at least I wasn’t alone!! this is a real 10 minute dinner, I could barely believe it myself but it is and it just works! thanks Alyssa xx


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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — February 27, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    That is so awful that bottomless mimosas are illegal! If that happens in California I will freak out. Haha! This dinner sounds delicious. And any 10 minute dinner is a winner in my book!


    • Christine replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

      ugh I know, trying my best to cope! lol thanks Natalie!


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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods — February 27, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Say what?! Sometimes people choose the silliest things to regulate. Brunch will never be the same. So sorry. Ah, but at least you do have this delicious looking, quick cooking dinner. Awesome!


    • Christine replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

      haha exactly! thanks Cindy :)


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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — February 27, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    So sad!!! Kansas once tried to outlaw happy hour. Happy hour!! They’ve recently come to their senses. Thank god.

    These shrimpies look just scrumptious, and ten minutes?! Yeahhh


    • Christine replied: — February 27th, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

      oh my god if they tried to outlaw HH I think my head would explode. lol thanks Nicole!


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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — February 27, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    I have been craving a shrimp dish like this. And I love how quick and easy it is! I love the blue bowl too, so pretty!


    • Christine replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 10:33 am

      thanks Ashley, def give it a try!


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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — February 27, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    Bottomless boozy brunches. Why do they not have this in the UK?? :(
    This is a serious shrimp dish. They look far and juicy and full of flavour from the sauce


    • Christine replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

      definitely campaign to get them Rochelle, they are the BEST!


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    Gloria // Simply Gloria — February 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    For a minute I thought you were in Utah! We may be somewhat lucky we get to have such beverages like that on Sundays… in very few places, though. Loving this ten minute action on this dish… absolute gorgeousness!


    • Christine replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 10:38 am

      thanks Gloria! 10 minutes definitely needs to be the new dinner standard :)


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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — February 28, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    You know how obsessed I am with quick and easy meals! 10 minutes is perfection! Love this Christine! And gorgeous pics girl. I love your blue dish!


    • Christine replied: — March 3rd, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

      thanks Chelsea! & yes I love that blue plate too – bed bath only had 1 left when I bought it, otherwise I would have splurged on a whole set lol


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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — February 28, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    Oh my, that sounds horrible! I watched it on Sex and the City all the time and it sucks that you can’t enjoy it anymore :(. If it helps this shrimp looks divine!


    • Christine replied: — March 3rd, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

      I know right! haha thanks Jessica!


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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — February 28, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    No boozy brunch?? I feel your pain sister :–( That sucks. You girl go get yourself a cookie and a big plate of this (delicious) stuff, because you really deserve it.


    • Christine replied: — February 28th, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

      That sounds like a most perfect plan girrrl! lol thanks Consuelo


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    Jess — March 1, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    This looks amazing! I love dishes like this, quick, easy and so tasty! :)


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    Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE — March 1, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    I never cook with shrimp and right now i’m really asking myself WHY the heck not??? Love the simple ingredients you used and the fact that it takes only 10 minutes! Gotta give this a try! Thank you :)


    • Christine replied: — March 3rd, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

      shrimp is everything!! def look into girrrl 😉 thanks for stopping by Kelly!


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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — March 2, 2014 @ 7:00 am

    Wait what? Why would boozy brunch be made illegal? NOT COOL! This shrimp recipe is so beautiful, and I love that you can get results like this with so few ingredients (and they are all readily available!)


    • Christine replied: — March 3rd, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

      ugh I know Katie, still in mourning over here lol. thanks chick!


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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — March 4, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

    This shrimp looks great and needs to be added to our dinner menu!


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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — March 4, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

    Oh no!!! Sorry to hear about your brunch woes. I never had actually heard of a bottomless brunch? Where the hell have I been?! Haha!!

    This shrimp dish looks delicious! 10 minutes?! Yes, please.


    • Christine replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 11:28 am

      omg Laura get with it girrrl! you are seriously missing out 😉


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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — March 5, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    This Shrimp looks soo good I just wanna dive right in and take a bite!


    • Christine replied: — March 10th, 2014 @ 10:00 am

      thanks Layla!


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