This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse the shrimp with cold water and pat dry with paper towls. Add the shrimp and seasoning mix to a plastic bag and shake to coat.

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  • Heat the butter, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat until the butter has melted. Raise the heat to medium-high; when the butter begins to pop and sizzle add the shrimp to the pan. Cook and stir the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 4 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook.

  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Garnish with lime wedges and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 210.7mg; sodium 910.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
These were really good and so easy to make! I will for sure them again. I also coulnt find the powder buffalo seasoning so I used about 1/2 cup of my favorite bottled buffalo sauce and put them in a baggie with it and shook them to spead it all over. Then followed the directions from there.I served them with rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2011
It was okay...there was a definite powdered sauce taste. I like the Szechwan Shrimp recipe on this site much better and it's just as quick to make. Read More
(5)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
These were really good and so easy to make! I will for sure them again. I also coulnt find the powder buffalo seasoning so I used about 1/2 cup of my favorite bottled buffalo sauce and put them in a baggie with it and shook them to spead it all over. Then followed the directions from there.I served them with rice. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
AMAZING! I made this for my husband and served it over spaghetti with just a little bit of grated parmesan and garlic bread. I did not change it or omit anything. Perfect just as is. I have an ongoing grocery list on my fridge and my husband actually got up during the meal and wrote "shrimp spaghetti" on it. Will make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
Wonderful and soooo easy. Just a hint....make alot more than you think you will need because these go fast!! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
We loved this recipe. We used a Caribbean Jerk seasoning and it was delicious. Shrimp is always a quick healthy meal and this had a ton of flavor. I made this with the "Southwestern Rice" on Allrecipes and a tortilla on the side. It was a wonderful dish. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
Soooooo good! I made this while my husband was busy all day with home improvements. He buzzed through the kitchen just as I was finishing up grabbed one little shrimp on his way and I said "Wait is it any good?" He replied "Hell yeah! I mean yes!" After he finally got a whole huge bowl he asked if there was still some left because he was going to want more the next day. A new favorite at our house. I made it exactly as described in the recipe except I didnt measure the lime juice or cilantro. I just juiced 2 limes (they were'nt super juicy so it was probably about right) and chopped what looked like enough cilantro. Served over a frozen bag of southwestern rice popped in the microwave. So happy to have a super easy meal that tastes like so much more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
This is definitely a keeper. Easy to make and just delicious! I only had cooked shrimp so I let them cooked for about 3 minutes. The lime and the cilantro at the end make it outstanding. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
Wasn't sure what else to have with the shrimp so we added some peppers and onions and turned them into fajitas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
These are fantastic and SO easy! It's a perfect quick meal. I served as tacos and it was superb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
While I was reading the way this was made I was almost about to salivate:D Anyways... I used lemon juice with the same quantity. Will be back for more recipes like this. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2011
It was okay...there was a definite powdered sauce taste. I like the Szechwan Shrimp recipe on this site much better and it's just as quick to make. Read More
(5)
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