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Caribbean Island Lime Shrimp Recipe

Looking for an easy Caribbean Island Lime Shrimp recipe? Learn how to make Caribbean Island Lime Shrimp using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tomdwyeriv

Makes 3 servings



Instead of paying big bucks for that name-brand lime shrimp in the freezer case, it's easy to make your own at home with a simple marinade and a flash in the pan. It is a delicious version of margarita shrimp with a glaze made from tequila, orange juice concentrate, and lime. Great served over white rice. This dish is also good as a room temperature appetizer for parties.

Recipe Ingredients for Caribbean Island Lime Shrimp

1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/8 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pounds Frozen Shrimp: Premium Raw, Headless, Easy to Peel, Jumbo

Recipe Directions for Caribbean Island Lime Shrimp

  1. Measure orange juice concentrate, lime juice, 1/8 cup olive oil, tequila, Triple Sec, cilantro, sweet onion, garlic, curry powder, kosher salt, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and black pepper into a large zip-top bag. Seal and squish contents to mix. Add shrimp to the margarita marinade, squeeze out all the air, and seal. Turn bag to coat shrimp. Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes. (Do not over-marinate or the citrus acids will "cook" the shrimp.)

  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to hot pan and swirl to coat. Remove shrimp from marinade, reserving marinade, and place in a single layer in the hot pan. Cook for 1 minute, then flip the shrimp to the other side. You may need to do this in batches. Do not overcook the shrimp or it will become rubbery. Remove shrimp and keep warm. Add the reserved marinade to the hot pan. Continue cooking the marinade until it reduces to a thin sauce. Turn off heat, return the shrimp to the pan, and toss in the sauce to coat.

  3. Serve Caribbean Island Lime Shrimp over white rice. This dish is also good as a room temperature appetizer for parties.

  4. Note: If you do not normally stock tequila and/or Triple Sec at home, simply pick up the miniature single serving bottles. This recipe will use about half of a miniature bottle of each. If you cannot consume alcohol, simply leave them out.

Categories

Seafood, Appetizers, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
316
Calories from Fat
148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.5g
25%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
229mg
76%
Sodium
621mg
26%
Potassium
153mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
31.9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 10% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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