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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Spicy Lime Shrimp

You gotta love the Superbowl!! Even if you aren't a football fan you have to love the commercials, the drinks, the fun and oh the food!! Since our beloved Colts didn't make it this year, they were close (bahahaha), we didn't have a full blown Superbowl party.  But you can't watch the biggest game of the year with just some plain old dinner.  We decided to have an appetizer feast.  Buffalo chicken dip, taco dip, loaded potato skins, buffalo chicken wings, amazingly healthy food! But the  pièce de résistance  for our feast was the Spicy Lime Shrimp.  Oh. My. Gawd.  This shrimp was so good.  Every teenager that came through my kitchen was forced to taste it (and subsequently smacked away for fear of them eating all my shrimpy goodness).  All were in love after first bite! Its light, refreshing, spicy goodness.  I think it is fantastic on its own but can't wait to try it with some pasta.  I hope you make this and enjoy it as much as we did! 

Spicy Lime Shrimp


1 pound medium shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
4 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, diced
1 tsp fresh lime zest
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
House seasoning (see recipe below)


Rinse and pat shrimp dry with paper towels.  Season shrimp with house seasoning.  Heat large skillet over medium high heat.  Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet.  Add seasoned shrimp and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes.  Don't overcook! Transfer shrimp to a plate.  Reduce heat to medium low and add another tablespoon of butter.  Add shallots, lime juice and crushed red pepper.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, just to soften the shallots.  Remove skillet from heat.   Add remaining butter, zest, shrimp and cilantro.  Toss to coat.  Enjoy!!

House Seasoning
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

1 cup salt
1/2 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix all ingredients in small bowl.  Store in air tight container.  Use to season beef, pork, chicken, seafood, etc.  

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