I’m a huge fan of seafood. White fish especially, but I also love shrimp – even more so if it’s encrusted in coconut! :) I typically only order fish when we are out at a nice restaurant, unless of course, we are in Hawaii and I’m eating it everyday for dinner! Boy, do I miss Hawaii….
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One of the reasons I don’t make fish at home very often is due to my hubby not being a fan of seafood. While I was walking in the store one day thinking of recipe ideas, I remembered there was a recipe that I came across on Pinterest that I really wanted to try. I was initially going to make this dish with chicken. But I thought, what the heck, I’m going to make it with shrimp. Hopefully, he will still enjoy.
This was super easy to make – under 10 minutes!! The cous cous I made on the side took longer to cook than the main meal! If you are a fan of spicy (and shrimp) – this dish is for you! The Honey Lime Dipping Sauce goes PERFECTLY with the spiciness from the shrimp.
We both devoured this! I was so happy Bob enjoyed it. He still talks about how good this dish was. I’m definitely going to try making this as a chicken version next.
I served this with Pearled Cous Cous (that I mixed with a little lime juice/cilantro) and corn on the cob.
- 1¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and devined
- 1½ tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (juice of 1 small lime)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- Combine the paprika, salt, cayenne, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Add shrimp to bowl of seasonings and toss to fully coat.
- In a large pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
- Add shrimp to pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Once shrimp is fully cooked, add fresh lime juice and cilantro and toss.
- Serve with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce
For the Dipping Sauce:
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice (1/2 of a lime)
1 tablespoon honey
Grated lime zest from 1 small lime (about 1½ teaspoons)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Mix all ingredients and chill until ready to serve.