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Garlic Lime Shrimp

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


  • 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


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

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  • Lorelei
    Dec 11, 2020

    Substituted crushed red pepper when I realized we were out of cayenne. Served with spaghetti squash. So good!

  • Estella
    Jul 6, 2019

    Really easy and flavourful. Plus, it’s flexible - you can sub oil for the butter and throw in extra veggies.

  • SarahRomanski
    Mar 1, 2018

    Love love love this recipe. Easy to put together and the whole family loves it. Nothing left over.

  • mkokguy
    Aug 8, 2017

    Delicious! Very easy to make. I only added a little more cayenne buecause we like spicy. otherwise, I didn't change a thing.

  • Betsu
    May 15, 2017

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  • SusieQ6969
    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
    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
    Sep 22, 2015

    Very good!

  • shecooksalot
    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
    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.