Easy Mediterranean Shrimp

This is super easy to make, the only thing to make sure of is that you don’t overcook the shrimp. I have a couple tips on that for you…


  • 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve immediately with cooked rice (See more suggestions below.)