3 Chili Shrimp and Corn

3 Chili Shrimp and Corn

Warmer weather in our home typically dictates lighter, healthier meals. There's something about being overly warm that makes us want to avoid heavy meals. Enter my 3 Chili Shrimp and Corn recipe. Simple, healthy and delicious. I first stumbled upon a similar recipe a few years back. After some modifications and experimentation, I created a similar recipe with a few flavorful twists that keeps my family coming back for more.

But be forewarned, this recipe is SPICY. It's not for the faint of heart, so if spicy food is not your thing, you may want to leave now while your taste buds are still intact.

4 teaspoons olive oil
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1.5 teaspoon salt
1.5  cup chopped onion
1  cup chopped red bell pepper
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 small bag of  frozen whole-kernel corn
1 small can of diced tomatoes
1.5 cup chopped green onions
1 (1.5) pounds peeled shrimp

Combine sugar, chili powder, and salt in a bowl. Add shrimp to mixture and toss well to coat. I like to use a simple tupperware bowl with a lid so I can shake the mixture for an even coat.

After you're done combining the shrimp and spices, add 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onions, and bell peppers to the warm pan. Sauté  veggies for about 3 minutes or until soft. Add remaining 1.5 teaspoons sugar, tomatoes, and corn to pan. Cook for an  additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a separate pan, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in pan on medium-high heat. Add shrimp to pan and cook about 3 minutes or until done, turning once. Plate shrimp on top of corn mixture. Serve with a smile. Enjoy!

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Until next time!


  1. Food orgasm, for sure. Those pics are surely not for the faint-hearted, or a person like me ;)
    Too tempting! Being a total foodie, who is often judged by his flab (oops), and spicy foods hunter, this one seems to be the perfect evening snack which I can enjoy with my family sometime. The dish looks red hot tasty by the way. Let's see if I can make it the same way. Thanks for sharing, Reese. Keep doing it.

  2. Actually, I was searching for a recipe for some other dish when I stumbled on your blog and ended up here. All warnings taken into account, this "3 CHILI SHRIMP AND CORN" look absolutely gorgeous and I don't think I would be able to resist not making it for long, howsoever spicy it may be. Read the recipes of some other dishes as well on your wonderful blog and would like to try them too in the near future. Subscribed!!! :)

  3. Oh my yum! Pinning for later. Looks delish!

  4. Your photos are so beautiful and colorful! Your recipes sound absolutely wonderful, too. I can't wait to revisit and pick some out to try!


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