Thursday, May 5, 2011

Garlic-Lime Shrimp Suprise


Nothing like a combination of garlic and lime to tease the tastebuds. Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood items!

Ingredients
  • 1 pound of medium size shrimp
  • 3 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • onion powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • a sprinkle of pepper flakes (if you like it spicier add more)
  • 1/2 of tamato sliced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh spinach
  • lime zest from 1 whole lime
  • 2 tbsp lime juice from the same lime
How to clean and de-vein shrimp
  • Hold the base of the shrimp and make a partial cut to reveal the veins. Don't make the cut all the way just enough to take the veins out.

  • If you have a lot of shrimp to work with, makes the cuts first and clean them all together instead of individually.
Seasoning Process

  • Once all the shrimps are cleaned, add in the garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper
  • Add in lime juice and lime zest
  • In a hot pan sautee the shrimp with olive oil for 5 minutes
  • Don't overcook the shrimp. Turn off the heat
  • Serve on a bed of baby spinach, add in tomatoes
I made two version of this dish : as a salad entree and a sandwich.

Sandwich Version
  • Mix cooked shrimp with chopped baby spinach and add in 1 tbsp of mayonaise.
  • Put in a sourdough bread or any type of bread
  • Top with black sesame seeds and serve

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