Spicy Garlic Shrimp Polenta


10 minutes


15 minutes





Buttery Polenta

  • 1 cup quick-cooking polenta
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge Spreadable Butter with Olive Oil

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon Challenge Spreadable Butter with Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon chile flakes, plus more to taste
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and black pepper


Buttery Polenta

  • 1

    Bring 4 ½ cups water to a simmer in a large saucepan. Whisk in polenta and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, whisking often, until polenta thickens and begins to bubble, 5-10 minutes. Whisk in parmesan and butter; keep warm while you cook the shrimp.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

  • 2

    Melt ¼ cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, smoked paprika and chile flakes and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Increase heat to medium-high and add shrimp; season with salt and pepper. Cook on both sides until seared and pink, about 4 minutes total. Stir in remaining tablespoon of butter.

  • 3

    Divide polenta among four shallow bowls. Top each bowl with shrimp and warm butter sauce.

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