Monday, March 11, 2013

Lime Shrimp

Lime Shrimp

I borrowed this recipe several years ago and we really enjoy it. Sometimes I serve with rice, sometimes I grill veggies to go with this. AND sometimes I use this as a marinade and grill the shrimp.

2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
8 cloves garlic, minced, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1.Place shrimp in a medium nonreactive bowl and toss with lime juice, 1/4 cup cilantro, half the garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
2.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, marinade and remaining garlic; cook until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. Toss to combine.

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