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Sweet Chilli Shrimp

Delicious sweet chilli shrimp made from scratch, so tantalising and fingerlicking good!
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 241kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp deveined
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules or powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes or powder
  • ½ tablespoon mixed herbs or ¼ teaspoon of parsley/1/4 teaspoon thyme and ⅛ teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • ½ himalayan pink salt
  • 3 tablespoon of coconut nectar can use agave, maple syrup
  • 1 cup of water 250ml
  • **coconut oil or olive oil 2tbsp


  • Place the devained shrimp in a medium sized bowl and set aside
  • Melt approximately 2 tablespoons of coconut/olive in a frying pan on low-medium heat
  • Proceed to bell peppers then add a splash of water (approx ¼ cup) to the skillet.
  • Cover the skillet and allow the peppers completely soften by steaming for 5 minutes.
  • Once steamed add stir in the water, nectar and all of the herbs and spices.
  • Let the sauce naturally thicken somewhat, this should take 3-4 minutes
  • Add the raw shrimp to the pan and proceed to cook until they turn pink


  • If you can't source mixed herbs simply use a combination of parsley, majoram and thyme
  • Omit or use no chili flakes if you do not like spiciness
  • Don't forgot to use additional ¼ cup of water to steam the bell peppers
  • For the stove version, a non stick frying pan is highly recommended so nothing sticks or burns
  • Serve the shrimp immediately and do not re-heat as the texture will likely become rubbery
  • Only add the shrimp if you plan to eat the dish straight away or prep the other steps ahead of time ready for the shrimp
  • Cooked shrimp takes 2-3 minutes in the pan to heat through, do not over heat them!! 
  • Use raw shrimp if you are doing the instant pot version instead


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1932IU | Vitamin C: 98mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 3mg