Monday, September 26, 2011

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I saw this inspiration via Pinterest the other day however there was no recipe or link attached.  I decided to start with the recipe for the awesome Garlic Pepper Shrimp I made before and add lime & cilantro to it!  The combination was really yummy!

ready to be tossed & mixed up

out of the oven

1 pound raw, easy peel shrimp
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Juice from 1/2 or a whole lime depending how strong you like the flavor
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Rinse, peel and devein shrimp (but leave tails on if you wish).
In a blender or food processor, blend together the garlic, melted butter, lime juice, cilantro, and olive oil until the garlic is very finely chopped. Pour the olive oil mixture over the shrimp, sprinkle with salt, and a hearty amount of fresh cracked pepper, and toss together to combine.
Place baking sheet in preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the shrimp is cooked through (be careful to not overcook the shrimp! they shouldn't curl into little circles, but should look like quarter moon sickles once done.)  Mine took about 10 minutes.
Serve shrimp and remaining garlic butter sauce from the baking sheet pan over rice.  Serves 2 to 3.  Enjoy!

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