Saturday, August 16, 2014

Garlic Shrimp with Lime Cilantro Butter Sauce

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My mom made us this dinner and it was a perfect summer meal.  So quick and tasty.  I've made it several times since.  The recipe was modified from this recipe.  Since mom has a great crop of cilantro growing in the backyard, it made sense to use it (plus, we love the stuff).

You need about 10 minutes from start to finish if you use some ready made ingredients like the peeled shrimp from Costco and the jar of minced garlic.

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 pound raw shrimp (shelled and tails off)
1 teaspoon of minced garlic (about 2-3 cloves)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup real butter
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

8 oz spaghetti noodles

Boil the water and get the pasta cooking.  Once the pasta is boiling away, heat up a large saute pan. Add the butter, garlic, cayenne, salt and shrimp.  Cook on medium heat until shrimp turn pink (about 2 minutes per side).  Remove pan from heat and just before serving, add the fresh lime juice and cilantro and stir. Drain the noodles and add them to the butter and shrimp and toss.  Serve with some tasty bread and possibly a caprese salad.