Pepperoni Shrimp

Pepperoni Shrimp

This is a fun and easy appetizer and perfect for a superbowl party if you want to kick the usual fare up a notch or two.

The big thing with cooking any seafood is that you don’t want to overcook it.  For that reason, in almost all recipes, the seafood is added only when all of the other ingredients are ready to serve. That is definitely true with this dish which is quick and easy to prepare.


  • 1 Lb bag frozen shrimp. Any size, shape, shell on shell off. Whatever appeals to you. You can also use fresh if you have the extra dough.
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 1 Shallot or small brown onion, minced.
  • 1/2 cup pizza pepperoni, diced.
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or beer

In a large saute’ (frying) pan melt the butter and add the shallots over medium low heat. Let them cook until they are translucent, about 5 minutes (if your heat is low enough). Increase the heat to medium high and add the diced pepperoni and saute for 2 minutes or until the shallots start to brown and the pepperoni starts to give off some of its oil. Add the shrimp and the wine or beer and stir for two to three minutes or until the shrimp are just opaque.

Remove from stove. Serve to guests either with toothpicks or over crostini. Dip bread in sauce. Do not lick pan.

Bow to accolades.


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