Monday, July 30, 2012

Spicy Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro

Today I am feeling rather blah.  The weekend was nice as weekends always are because for one there is no work involved, at least not the 9-5 office type work.  

But it rained a lot.  Our night on the town ended up in a noisy restaurant with a bad server.  

We cleaned.  

Now it is Monday.  A whole week ahead of me.  More rain in the forecast.

I need a bit more spice in my life right now.  

Do you ever cook for how you feel?  We made spicy shrimp.  It helped.

Think soft shell tacos or rice bowls. This recipe is so versatile.  We went the Mexican route but you can see with the spices (curry and cinnamon) you could take it Indian style too.  There was lots of flavor and it was super quick to make.  The longest part was deveining the shrimp.  Thanks Mr. J! This is his pet peeve - tails on the shrimp when you are trying to eat.  Of course if you are not so finicky, you could make your diners devein their own shrimp.

Spicy Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: saute entree shrimp

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • chopped cilantro
Combine salt, paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over shrimp and toss to combine.

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 if desired.
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  1. These sound wonderful. I like a little spice every now and then.

  2. This would definitely spice up a dreary weekend and week!

  3. This looks delicious! I love the spices in this dish! :)

  4. I love shrimp. This looks like a yummy spicy dish everyone would love for dinner.
    So glad I found your blog. Thanks to Ellen B Cookery.
    I'm your newest follower.

  5. Ohhhh this shrimp recipe sounds really nice. We always buy nice fresh shrimp and freeze them so that I can make a delicious dish like this. I might have to tone down on spices for myself and the kids, but my husband would love the spiciness! Thanks for sharing this recipe Emily!

  6. Spicy indeed! Love the sprinkle of chillies! And this would be just perfect for a mid week meal! :)

  7. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about prawns and shrimp dishes. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

    PS I am following you now. If you like Carole's Chatter it would be great if you followed me back.

  8. Thanks for linking in so quickly. When you pop back there should be heaps of great dishes to check out. Cheers

  9. Looks great -- and I refuse to deal with tails as well!!!

  10. I'm so going to try this! Looks great! Thanks!

  11. Totally yummy, spicy food is my fav. SInce getting the taste for spice, I just have to eat everything spicy... or else it's just not good, lol.

    Hugs, Bella :)
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