Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Rice

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Now if you like shrimp, you NEED to try this recipe!!! I used this recipe for the first time I ever made shrimp and it has been the only one that I have used ever since. Don’t be turned off with the fact that it says “spicy garlic” – the lime, garlic and spice really evens out the flavors to make a nice taste.

Shrimp has many nutritional perks as well. They are low fat, low calorie and high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. They are rich source of iron,  magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc. Shrimps are rich in Vitamin D, B12, B6, E, A, choline, niacin. At only 106 calories and 16 grams of fat for 100 grams, this is a good bargain.

And spice it speeds up your metabolism almost by smelling. Cayenne pepper alone boosts metabolism by up to 25%. East great and still lose weight.

Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ pound shrimp
  • 1 garlic clove minced (really more the better)
  • 1 lime (or a large squirt of lime juice)
  • ½ tsp salt & pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper & paprika
  • ½ tsp parsley flakes & thyme
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  1. Add the olive to a frying pan along with the garlic. When browned, add the shrimp and coat with lime juice. Sprinkle with seasoning.
  2. Saute for 5-8 minutes until the shrimp browns. If the pan is starting to get dry, add a little more lime juice or oil to avoid the shrimp from sticking to the pan.
The great thing about cooking for two is that you always have leftovers because recipes tend to be for 4 or 6. So we used the leftover rice from last nights salmon dinner, sauteing it with friend onions and the leftover broccoli, to serve with the shrimp.


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