This is one of those rare dishes that has everything going for it. It's tangy, garlicky, and has a kick so it's basically a flavor buffet in your mouth (and it has shrimp!). It's also super easy to make with every ingredient easily found in any supermarket AND it takes less than 30 minutes to put the entire meal on the table.
Many families are looking to eat more seafood these days. Seafood offers a lot of protein, but lacks the fat and calorie content of red meat. You don't need to give up red meat entirely to be healthy, but eating it in moderation is advised. By introducing some seafood into your diet a couple of days a week, you'll be helping yourself towards a healthier future.
Shrimp is a great way to do that. Since it's so accessible, most American families can easily incorporate it into their diets. With this garlic lime shrimp recipe, your family will soon be asking for shrimp again and again!
We have plenty of other shrimp recipes available on Moms Who Think, so that you can always keep your dinners fresh and inventive. Many of our shrimp recipes are just as easy to make as this one. Make sure to bookmark them all so you can come back whenever you need!
Garlic Lime Shrimp and Pasta
1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
5 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup butter
3 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 pound hot cooked pasta
1. Put water on to boil and begin to prepare your pasta. As the pasta cooks, go on to the next step.
2. In a large skillet, sauté the shrimp, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper in butter until the shrimp turns pink (about 5 minutes).
3. Stir in lime juice and parsley. Keep warm until the pasta is finished cooking. Drain the pasta.
5. Serve the shrimp mixture with pasta and warm buttered Italian bread. Makes 4 servings.
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