Roasted Shrimp With Chili-Lime Sauce for #SundaySupper

Roasted Shrimp With Chili-Lime Sauce

Hooray for a short list of ingredients! I’m sure you feel that way sometimes when searching for something to cook. I have those times too. It is usually on a very busy day or when the pantry is bare. There are the times I entertain too. Preparing a spread of food for guests sure can make for a large grocery list. Roasted shrimp with chili-lime sauce can be an appetizer or a main dish served with a salad or sides. And it only has a few ingredients.

Roasting shrimp really brings out the flavor. It is the method I use most often to cook shrimp. Boiling or grilling is good for certain dishes. Boiled or steamed is best for shrimp arnean. Grilling is for when I am serving it with other grilled foods. No matter which way you cook shrimp, it is important not to cook it too long or it will be tough and/or rubbery.

The chili-lime sauce can be more or less spicy. It depends on how much chili powder you use. The recipe has 1/2 to 1 teaspoon and you can adjust to your taste. You could experiment and try different chili powders like ancho or a mix of other spices instead regular chili powder. The sauce base of butter and lime juice makes for a wide variety of options.

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Roasted Shrimp With Chili-Lime Sauce
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  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the shrimp on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season shrimp with salt. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly with oil. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until shrimp are cooked through (do not over cook).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, lime juice and chili powder. Add the cooked shrimp and stir to coat shrimp. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from My Recipes.

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  1. Baker Street says

    I totally agree. Roasting shrimp does really bring out the flavor and the chili lime sauce is just perfect here, Renee!

    • says

      I did not try them cold. I did however re-warm them a couple of days later and they were great. So they are a nice make-ahead dish too.

  2. says

    Wonderful dish! I usually grill or broil our shrimp…but roasting then tossing with your chili lime sauce sounds amazing! Great #Sunday Supper post~

  3. says

    How did you know I love shrimp but am too lazy/eat too much starch? Although I may toss these with rice noodles because they take like 5 minutes to cook. Definitely a keeper!


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