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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.

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  • Servings: 4
Spicy Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro

Source: Everyday Food, May 2012


  • 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


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

  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.

Cook's Notes

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


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