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 (trace sugars, trace 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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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"Very good!"

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!"

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."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

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

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