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Spicy Cilantro Lime Shrimp

These bright and tangy shrimp are versatile beasties—they're wonderful alone as appetizers, outstanding on tacos, salads, or some fresh rice with avocado.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 limes, zest one and juice both
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbs oil
  • butter
  • cayenne
  • cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Season the shrimp with the cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium with the oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute before adding the lime zest and juice. Add the shrimp and let cook undisturbed until pink on one side, then flip on to cook the other side. About 2 minutes on the first side, 1 minute on the other. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro.
  • Optional sauce: Stir in 3 tbs butter and let melt. This silky sauce makes the shrimp irresistible as appetizers or can be used as a salad dressing ingredient.

Notes

Toss these on a guacamole salad and be prepared to wish you had an avocado tree.