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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 167.5
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 193.1 mg
  • Sodium: 804.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 21.0 g

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Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp

Submitted by: SGILLARD
Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp

Introduction

Addictively delicious and unbelievably easy, this dish is perfect on pasta, in tacos, or simply atop steamed rice and veggies. Addictively delicious and unbelievably easy, this dish is perfect on pasta, in tacos, or simply atop steamed rice and veggies.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    Lime juice from one fresh lime
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 clove garlic, pressed
    36 peeled shrimp
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/8 teaspoon onion powder

Tips

How spicy do you like it? Add sliced fresh chili peppers to the dish, if desired.


Directions

Mix all dry seasons together in small bowl.
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
Add oil to the pan.
When oil is heated, stir in garlic.
Immediately add shrimp.
Squeeze entire fresh lime juice into pan over shrimp.
Sprinkle entire seasoning blend over shrimp.
Saute shrimp for 5-8 minutes.
This dish has a kick to it!





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe a lot! Put on top of 2 oz of whole wheat pasta with a side of veggies and you have a great meal. - 3/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! We had this in WW tortillas with mixed greens, diced avocado, and goat cheese crumbles. I used half the amount of salt, half the cayenne (for hubby), and added 1/8 tsp each cumin and chili powder. WIsh I had leftovers! - 1/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this with 1lb. mahi mahi instead of shrimp and made it into fish tacos by putting them in flour tortillas and serving them with lettuce, tomato, and lite sour cream. They were so flavorful!! Everyone loved them at my dinner party! Oh, I also replaced cayenne w/ red pepper flakes. YUM!! - 5/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These shrimp were great and soooo easy! :)I had the shrimp on crunchy taco shells with lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and a little bit of 2% shredded cheese with salsa verde on top. On the side I made a mixture of corn, black beans, lime juice, and cilantro.YUM! I will DEFINITELY be making this again!!! - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was completely amazing! Easy and fast. I would make one note that you MUST have all ingredients ready to be put in the pan when you start. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I served it with a side of brown rice and sweet peas. - 4/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I minced some onion, added fresh chopped parsley and fresh chopped thyme. Omitted the salt and used a little Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning plus the cayenne in the recipe. I did use Emeril's method of sprinkling the shrimp with dry spices a few minutes before sautéeing - 4/10/08

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    All I can say is Y U M M Y. This was so easy and delicious. - 2/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Oh yum! I made this for shrimp tacos (on white corn torts with spinach) and it was fabulous. I made some extra shrimp too just for recipe inclusions - great on salad, mixed with pasta, or in an omelette or scramble. - 5/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Awesome shrimp recipe! But do take the "hot-and-spicy" warnings seriously; this is not one for the kiddies. - 10/17/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Has some great kick to it, I used crushed red pepper flakes because I didn't have cayenne pepper, still awesome! Put it over brown rice - 8/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great tasting, even my husband liked it, and he doesn't like anything to hot. I did use less salt, and pre-cooked, extra large shrimp, so didn't use 36 of them. A serving is about 7. Will definitely make again. - 1/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is SO good! I cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/8 and it's still spicy but I love it! I also add the seasoning in at the end after the shrimp is cooked, because I pull my toddler's out right before the seasoning, turns out great! Wonderful recipe, we've already made it 3 times!! Thanks! - 4/12/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i COOKED THIS TONIGHT FORY MY SEA FOOD LOVING BOYFRIEND. iT WAS aWESOME EVEN FOR ME! I DONT REALY LIKE SHRIMP BUT THE SEASONING AND LIME WAS DELISH! i MAY TRY THE SAME THING ON CHICKEN! I ALWAYS SAY THE HOTTER THE BETTER
    - 4/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazingly good! It didn't taste super-spicy at first, but after a second or two, it hit me! This one is definitely a keeper! - 4/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, toned down the ceyenne and it was perfect. Put the shrimp on a salad. - 3/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy and so good! I loved it and will make it again. - 2/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WOW !!!!! Great taste with a big kick.....LOVE IT - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent with with home made guacamole and baby spinach on a low cal wrap. Yum! - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were delicous. Used about 20 large shrimp (1 pound) and served as app. Broiled in oven about 3 min/side. Had a nice kick - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So very easy and good!! I had it over brown rice. I'm going to try it with scallops next time. Thanks!! - 12/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe countless times - its one of my favorite recipes now. I agree with others that its pretty spicy - so just be sure to scale back on the cayenne if you don't like it so spicy. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! - 11/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy to make - very tasty! - 9/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was SOOO good. I marinated the shrimp in all ingredients except the olive oil for 1 hour. Served on whole wheat tortillas with a homemade salsa. Thumbs up from the entire household. I'm definitely going to make a big batch of the seasoning ahead of time so that I can make this dish regularly. - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband really loved this recipe. I'm not much of a seafood eater at all, especially shrimp, but I liked it and would try it again. - 8/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A friend made this for me last night and it was tasty! thanks. - 7/22/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. My husband loved it! - 7/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    maranaded shrimp for about an hour then bbq them on bamboo sqewers. FANTASTIC... lots of garlic little bit of a kick. - 5/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thoroughly enjoyed it. I will makeit in the future! - 5/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Okay...admittedly I added WAY TOO MUCH cayenne pepper & these were REALLY spicy...but I still loved them. We had spinach salad on the side, and they topped the salad nicely--which also helped to tame down the spice. I did really enjoy them, but didn't serve them to the kids. Thanks! - 4/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For how quick and easy this recipe is, it really packs in the flavor!! As someone else mentioned, it's easy to make a bigger batch of the seasoning and save in a cupboard. I ommitted the salt and used chili powder instead of cayenne pepper. Served with asparagus spears and cherry tomatoes.Yummy!!! - 1/3/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet but it looks good. I am a little confused by the servings - Does this mean a single serving is a 1/2 pound shrimp? Seems like a lot. - 9/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used as a marinade for my shrimp and grilled outside and made into tacos using small corn tortilla and topped with cilantro and onion mixture DELICIOUS my kids loved them and so did the hubby - 8/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is truly A-W-E-S-O-M-E ! So easy I mix the seasonings together and keep in the cupboard for the next batch. - 8/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG! This was so good I told my mom about it and she wants to make it now! - 7/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This dish has a great kick to it and is extremely easy/quick to make. - 7/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So flavorful and easy to make for one. I upped the cayenne by half because I love when food makes me sweat. I also cut the salt down by half and probably could have left it out. Had the shrimp on top of basmati rice. Wonderful dish! - 6/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very light and tasty recipe. I did not have parsley and onion powder, but I used a little bit of cumin instead. - 5/25/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy and easy - but salty! Will reduce or eliminate salt next time! - 5/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for hubby & myself but used the juice of 2 limes as we like alot of lime. We loved it! (both of us on sparkpeople) - 4/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good - 4/14/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    FAMILY LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm eager to try this - I love surprising my husband occassionally with a fresh shrimp dish (usually scampi) - and now with my program in full swing - I want to make sure that dish is NOT loaded down with butter or oil. - 4/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would recommend inputting each ingredient separately to get a more accurate calorie count. Also cut the cayenne in half. The mix of the cayenne and garlic made both my boyfriend and I very gassy and bloated. Not a good pre-work out meal. I will try again, but cut down on the cayenne. Very Tasty! - 2/27/08

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  • Great recipe. Easy and quick to prepare -great week night meal. Will definitely make again. Substituted NM Red Chile Powder for cayenne and dried cilantro for parsley. Served over steamed mixed veggies with Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and spices. Husband and I agree it was delicious. - 5/22/14

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  • very flavorful, but we found it too salty - will try it again with 1/4 tsp instead. - 4/29/14

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  • My family loves this recipes and I make it on a regular basis - 4/15/14

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  • This was a great, easy recipe. Will use more spice next time though! - 4/4/14

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  • Good spicy shrimp recipe, but why does the photo show it has scallions, & Chiles when they are not in the recipe? - 3/30/14

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  • Used scallops instead of shrimp -Wegmans sustainable wild scallops, frozen, 24 per serving so I used 48; turned out great! Served on spaghetti with basil pesto. - 3/29/14

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  • The lime was extremely overbearing. Maybe I had an "extra" juicy lime. The rest of the flavors were good. I added ground cauliflower as a rice to the dish. I will have to try it again and watch the amount of lime juice I add. The recipe calls for 36 shrimp. Small, medium, large, or extra large? - 3/27/14

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  • This is so good!!!!! Thank You. - 3/26/14

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  • I put this over a spring lettuce mix and switched out the lime for a lemon, then thinly sliced some red onion to go on top. - 3/26/14

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  • we love shrimp and I will try this recipe.Hadn't thought about using it under pasta...great idea!DH likes white rice somewhat so will make a small batch for him. - 3/26/14

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  • Had this over angle hair pasta and spinach, excellant - 3/26/14

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  • This was delicious and very easy. We served with fresh sautéed spinach and roasted tomatoes. I wish the measurement for the shrimp either gave the size shrimp or the weight of the shrimp used for tracking purposes. We used a one pound bag of frozen shrimp, which yielded more than 36 shrimp. - 2/2/14

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  • This Sounds Marvelous! - 1/21/14

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  • I made this food dinner on whole wheat tortillas and serving them with lettuce, tomato, and lite sour cream and avocado. My kids loved it. It is really nice, I am making it again soon and adding it to my list for sure!!! Loved it!.#1111111111111111111111111111111111111
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  • This was Awesome for shrimp tacos.. the kids had flour tortilla and I had lettuce tacos.. Made a side of Pico de Gallo and homemade re fried black beans.. I left out the salt and no one is the wiser.You can also add red pepper flakes for added kick !! I doubled it for my family ! - 1/17/14

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  • Made this last night for my Mom and grand daughter. We had it tortillas with a veggie mix. It was wonderful. Everyone practically licked the plates. This will become a regular in our household. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. - 9/7/13

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  • Made this for my dinner on Tuesday night. I used lemon juice instead of lime and added diced onions. I served it over white rice. It was delicious. I will definitely make it again. - 7/26/13

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  • Sounds delicious - 2/19/13

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  • Love this!! I made an additional sauce and served over spaghetti squash. Sauce was 1.5 cups chicken bouillon, 1 can white beans pureed, 3 cloves garlic and spices above cayenne pepper through onion powder. It was a big spicy hit! - 1/24/13

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  • Again, like the scampi, I didn't find the flavor to be so popping. It tasted like plain old shrimp. - 10/4/12

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  • I am eating this as I type. It is a really tasty recipe, and yes, spicy! I cut the recipe in half to get one serving. The only thing I did differently was to add just a little bit of pineapple juice to the pan, just enough to stop things from sticking. Island rice & green beans on the side. Love It! - 7/12/12

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  • This is fantastic. I have made it twice and cannot get enough of it. WIll definately make it over and over - 6/8/12

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  • haven't tried this yet but judging by the comments this recipe would work with any kind of seafood, it sounds great am going to try it this weekend with a piece of tilapia that I have on hand - 4/21/12

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  • This recipe was quick & yummy. I added chili garlic sauce because we like a lot of kick. I used frozen shrimp which made it fast. Served this with white rice and used the sauce to coat the entire meal. Very filling! - 4/9/12

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  • I loved this dish! Delicious, the spices were so good, I had to lick the plate. - 3/12/12

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  • Easy to make and wonderful to taste! I cut way back on the cayenne pepper as I am seriously gringa, but it was still wonderful. Served over Garden Delight noodles lighty seasoned with garlic and it was amazing. - 2/5/12

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  • We love this dish! Lots of kick and a great combination of flavors! - 1/29/12

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  • This is definitely one of our go to recipes. Delicious!!! - 1/16/12

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  • Loved this and husband did too and that was before he knew it was good for him! It's saved in my recipe box. - 1/7/12

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  • Loved it!! It was quick and easy and tasted great!! I served it in a bowl with Smart Taste pasta and mixed vegetables. YUMM! - 12/26/11

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  • I made this last night and it was delicious. I doubled the recipe and was planning to have some for lunch but we ate it all. - 11/2/11

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  • This was great! So easy, too. Paired it with Tigerlily's Brown Confetti Rice. - 10/9/11

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  • my husband loved it - 9/15/11

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  • Yum! We just had shrimp with veggies, but now that I'm reading the reviews, I MUST put them in tacos! Just the right amount of kick. Husband loved it too. - 9/6/11

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  • I omitted the cayenne pepper. I loved this dish and intend to make it again! - 9/3/11

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  • just what I was looking for.. thank you ! - 8/27/11

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  • It turned out to be less flavorful than I expected, not sure if I did something wrong. So I added 1 tbsp of mayonaise to the recipe. I discarded the sauce first and stirred in shrimps with the mayonaise. It tasted yummy after this minor addition. Overall, an easy and great recipe! - 8/17/11

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  • Yummy! I served it over a cubed potato and vegetable medley (onions,snap peas, carrots, broccoli and water chestnuts) along with corn on the cob. - 8/4/11

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  • Very tasty and spicy! I loved it! I ate it as a salad with a bed of lettuce, salsa, and a little light sour cream. - 7/18/11

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  • Great flavor; my family really enjoyed this! - 7/16/11

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  • I'm going to try this tonight. It sounds wonderful! I'll probably leave the salt out though...hoping that shouldn't make too much difference in taste. - 7/14/11

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  • it was delicious
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  • yum, yum. very tasty! - 6/26/11

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  • This was delicious! I made if for dinner tonight and got rave reviews. This is definitely one to add to the rotation of favorites! It was spicy - but in my family that is always a hit! - 6/4/11

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  • Very tasty! This is definately a keeper, thanks for sharing! - 5/20/11

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  • yum - 5/11/11

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  • I've made this a few times now with varying success. I think there is something to be said about using FRESH lime juice if at all possible. Took the recommendation below to add cumin and made tacos with thin corn tortillas. Definitely yummy. - 5/2/11

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  • Although this was a hot one, the taste of all the seasonings with the shrimp made it a very delicious dinner - 4/30/11

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  • This was really spicy, but I loved it. I ate it over a salad and it was so delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!! - 4/19/11

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  • This was delicious! I marinated the shrimp in some fresh lime juice for around 10 mins. before cooking. I used red pepper flakes in place of the cayenne. I also waited until the shrimp were done cooking before I squeezed the lime juice over them. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Will make again. - 4/13/11

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  • SOOO good! Did the taco thing w/spinach, tomatoes, diced red onion, cheese, avocado & sour cream & the flavor was awesome! I liked how warm it was so wouldn't change anything (except a little less salt since it won't be missed). YOWZA! This spice blend would go great with fish & chicken as well. - 3/29/11

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  • A little on the hot side, but excellent and very quick - will definitely make again! - 2/6/11

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  • I just made this for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!! I've been trying to eat more seafood lately and been trying different recipes, and this has been the best by far!!! - 1/16/11

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  • just made this.. SO GOOD. I will be making this over and over, thank you for such a great recipe! :) - 1/8/11

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  • Tried this last night, very good. Next time, will just cut back on the salt a little bit. - 10/25/10

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  • Very good and left overs are great to top a salad. - 9/19/10

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  • My husband loved the spicyness and said he'd love to try it again. I used red pepper flakes instead of the cayenne pepper and it was very tasteful. - 8/30/10

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