I cant believe this is the very first shrimp recipe Ive shared with you here! Well, that ends today with a tasty new post- Cumin Lime Shrimp. With delicious shrimp baked in a zesty blend of cumin and lime juice, this recipe will have you coming back for seconds (and thirds).
I have to make a confession- I never ate shrimp until just a few months ago. I can hear your gasps through the screen! Yes, crabs, fish and even octopus were a-ok with me, but when it came to shrimp Id pass. My dad convinced me to give them a try last summer and I realized, dang Ive been missing out! Since then Ive eaten shrimp every chance I can (just ask my husband, who by now, is probably tired of seeing them in the dinner rotation).
This Cumin Lime Shrimp recipe is so easy to prepare. Just mix up the marinade, toss in the shrimp, bake and devour! I chose to bake mine so that they could soak up all of the tasty flavors of the marinade. You could easily grill them too, and I will definitely be giving that a try in the near future as spring is just about here!
Its amazing how much flavor you can get from just a few simple ingredients. Cumin and lime go together to create the perfect balance of zest and warmth. I use these two ingredients a lot and I just love the way they taste with the delicate flavor of shrimp.
We tossed our Cumin Lime Shrimp with a little linguine, but it would be equally good with rice or quinoa. Each bite is packed with flavor and because it takes just minutes to prepare, this makes for the perfect mid-week dinner treat. Enjoy!
- ½ lbs medium shrimp
- cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tsp cumin
- Zest of 1 lime
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 TBS butter, cut into small pieces
- Begin by preheating your oven to 425*.
- Then combine the olive oil, cumin, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper and honey in a large bowl. Stir to mix well, then add the shrimp, lightly tossing to ensure each shrimp is coated in the marinade.
- Let the shrimp marinate for 5-10 minutes.
- Then, pour the shrimp and marinade mixture into a baking dish, arranging the shrimp into a single layer. Sprinkle in the small butter pieces (this will add a nice touch of richness to the dish).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the shrimp are fully cooked.
- For the perfect meal, serve over pasta with a side of sauteed greens and a glass of white wine. Enjoy!