Sweet & Spicy Moroccan Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Moroccan Shrimp - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

Sometimes I just don’t want to cook, because I’m sick of cooking or I don’t want to do dishes.  But usually its because I’m lazy.   So when I’m looking for something quick and easy but still yummy, I usually make something like this.  These sweet & spicy Moroccan shrimp only take about 15 minutes, and if you serve it will fresh vegetables and couscous you’ll have a healthy and delicious meal.  It doesn’t get much easier.

Sweet and Spicy Moroccan Shrimp - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

Don’t forget to scrape up all the juicy bits from the bottom of the pan before you serve the shrimp.


Sweet & Spicy Moroccan Shrimp

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
  • 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mix seasonings and flour together in a small bowl.
  2. Toss the mixture with the shrimp until evenly coated.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the shrimp to the pan and fry until thoroughly cooked – turning occasionally (shrimp should be completely pink).

Moroccan seasoning inspired by Once Upon a Chef.

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  • Reply
    Carmelle Belanger
    November 22, 2012 at 12:23 am

    This looks so good Melissa. Do you think I could do it with Chicken instead of shrimp? I have a shellfish allergy 🙁

    • Reply
      November 22, 2012 at 1:03 am

      You can definitely use it on chicken! I’m sure it would be delicious 🙂

  • Reply
    January 20, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I made this last night with my girlfriends and it was a total success!!! thank you for sharing this delicious recipe =)

  • Reply
    May 14, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I tried this recipe yesterday its great very delicious, I added some lime juice and one clove of garlic.
    Thanks Melissa

  • Reply
    June 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I tried this delicious recipe with skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Wonderful!

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    Heather b
    February 27, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Sweet and Spicy Moroccan Shrimp – really good. Served on top of Pinch of Yum’s Moroccan Salad. Will make again.

  • Reply
    Debbie Lane
    May 19, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Could I bake instead of frying?

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      May 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Yes! I haven’t tested the recipe that way, but I’m almost certain it will turn out great. Let me know if you do. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

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