Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe
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Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe

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Our son, a restaurant owner, showed me how to make this quick shrimp and noodle dish zipped up with garlic and cayenne. I take advantage of this area's ample shrimp supply and make this special entree often. It's also tasty served over rice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 295 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 229mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 19g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, saute the shrimp, garlic, salt and cayenne in butter until the shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice and parsley. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Lime Shrimp in Country Woman May/June 2004, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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SusieQ6969 250496
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2016

"This is a great dish! I added more cayenne and fresh italian parsley from my garden and yummy, yummy, yummy! Fabulous!!!!"

PrplMonky5 250138
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"WOW!!! This was such a great, simple, easy recipe! I cut this in half for just my husband and I and it wasn't a problem. I used spaghetti as the pasta. I think next time I'll try thin spaghetti. I only used a pinch of cayenne because I didn't want it to be spicy. I also used dry parsley instead of fresh, making sure to do the proper conversion. The lime juice was NOT overpowering whatsoever, it was the perfect amount. My husband and I devoured this. I will DEFINITELY make this again!"

ahmom 233295
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Very good!"

shecooksalot 137304
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This is a great simple dinner to make and tastes delicious. I will probably cut down on the butter a bit next time, but very yummy!"

meliss.beyer 58027
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"I have made this multiple times. My boyfriend loves it! I usually cut back a little on the butter and substitute olive oil. It has a good spice without being overbearing."

ValerieMS 133345
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"My husband & I thought this is a great recipe. He completely forgot it was actually Diabetic Friendly."

galinthewoods 57484
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"We served it alongside asparagus and the two were very complimentary. My husband and nine-year-old loved it."

Hannah0418 61237
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"very good! a simple and quick meal. would probably only use 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper next time i make it - 1/2 tsp was a bit too much for my preference."

LizCav 132617
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"One of my husband's favorite dishes! I even make this for company. I recommend using fresh shrimp... and don't overcook them or they'll be tough! Cook them just until their pink... only 2-3 minutes. Of course, adding a little extra butter or garlic never hurts though:)"

mamorris 58025
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"I have made this many many times and each time my family loves it! I did, however, roast a pint of grape tomatoes and toss them in at the end. Delicious!!!"

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