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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- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ½ to 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 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).
- 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.