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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Spicy Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro

This recipe comes from Jenny Rosenstrach, whose blog dedicated to family dinners, Dinner: A Love Story, has recently been turned into a book. Jenny's daughter Phoebe loves this seasoning mix so much that she has her own jar of it. Make a triple or quadruple batch, so you'll have some at the ready next time.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or 1 teaspoon paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Chopped cilantro (optional), for serving
  • Lime wedges (optional), for serving
  • Toasted whole-wheat naan (optional), for serving
  • Plain yogurt (optional), for serving

Cook's Note

Recipe adapted from "Dinner: A Love Story," by Jenny Rosenstrach.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine salt, paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over shrimp and toss to combine.

  2. Step 2

    In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve shrimp with cilantro, lime wedges, naan, and yogurt.

Source
Everyday Food, May 2012

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Reviews (1)

  • 24 Sep, 2012

    I'm seeking easy, flavorful, fairly healthy recipes to add to our dinner rotation. Criteria includes being able to throw together in ~30 min. I served the spicy shrimp over white rice, skipping the cilantro, lime wedges, naan, and yoghurt in favor of investing that time in a side of sauteed squash. This recipe had good flavor, but wasn't very spicy. In the future I will cut the salt in half, I thought the salt overwhelmed the other spices, plus I'm always looking for ways to reduce sodium!