Mediterranean easy shrimp with bell peppers and shallots in skillet

Easy Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe


Easy shrimp recipe, coated in Mediterranean spices and skillet-cooked in a light white wine-olive oil sauce with shallots, bell peppers and tomatoes. Ready in 25 minutes or less. Be sure to read through the tips and check out the step-by-step photos and video above.



  • 1 Lebanese Rice recipe (or make rice according to package), optional
  • 1 1/4 lb large shrimp (or prawns), peeled and deveined (if frozen, be sure to thaw first)
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter (I prefer to use ghee clarified butter)
  • 3 tbsp Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots (about 3 1/2 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper and 1/2 yellow bell pepper (about 6 ounces in total), sliced
  • 1 cup canned diced tomato
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley leaves


  1. First, make Lebanese rice according this recipe. Leave covered and undisturbed until ready to serve. Alternatively, you can make brown or white rice according to store-bought package. (Optional)
  2. Pat shrimp dry and place it in a large bowl. Add flour, smoked paprika, salt and pepper,  coriander, cayenne, and sugar. Toss until shrimp is well-coated.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium/medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly, until fragrant (be sure not to burn the garlic.) Add bell peppers. Cook another 4 minutes or so, tossing occasionally.
  4. Now add the shrimp. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the diced tomatoes, broth, white wine and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes or so until shrimp turns bright orange.  Finally, stir in chopped fresh parsley.
  5. Serve immediately with cooked rice (See more suggestions below.)


  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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