Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp

Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp

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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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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
    23 of 23 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!
    22 of 22 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!
    19 of 22 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!
    17 of 17 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!
    14 of 15 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!
    10 of 10 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!
    10 of 10 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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  • 7 of 8 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!
    7 of 7 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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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 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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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 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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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 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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  • Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 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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  • 2 of 2 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 2 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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  • Interesting taste combination - 8/30/17

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  • Oh yeah - 8/28/17

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  • Not bad, but I could do with more heat myself. - 8/22/17

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  • Fantastic! - 8/22/17

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  • use lemon thyme - 8/14/17

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  • Love shrimp, love a kick, love this dish - 8/7/17

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  • Great recipe - 8/2/17

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  • looks good - 7/10/17

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  • Very good, and spicy.. - 7/8/17

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  • This was good. I would definitely make this dish again! Yumm 😋 - 6/11/17

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  • This appears to make two 18-medium shrimp servings ... is that correct? - 5/30/17

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  • Interesting! - 5/27/17

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  • good - 5/25/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 5/25/17

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  • Great recipe! - 5/22/17

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  • Oh that was amazing! Just be sure to thaw AND drain the shrimp. It was still delicious. - 5/3/17

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  • it was good...I use half the salt..added a bit more spice..used the cauliflower rice in place of regular rice...I had steamed veggies with it too - 5/3/17

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  • I would enjoy these - 5/2/17

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  • Fixed this dish with Par Excellence Yellow Rice and it was GREAT!!!!!! Will fix again and again. - 4/18/17

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  • Sounds good. Plan to try soon. - 4/16/17

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  • Really great. Used garlic powder instead of fresh because I tend to burn garlic. Also left out the dried parsley. Then squeezed some fresh lime juice over the finished dish. Will add fresh parsley or cilantro next time as a finishing touch also. Thanks so much. - 4/5/17

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  • Delicious! - 3/31/17

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  • Great recipe we did this on a bed of brown rice with a side of roasted asparagus! - 3/26/17

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  • So good and easy! - 3/26/17

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  • Tomorrow's dinner... - 3/25/17

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  • I have made this over and over. Simple and very easy. Absolutely love this recipe. I did cut the cayenne pepper down but I also tripled the recipe to get the extra sauce. I usually make this over couscous - 3/13/17

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  • This is a good meal for a Friday during Lent. - 3/6/17

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  • Thank you! - 3/4/17

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  • We just had some delicious grilled shrimp today that looks like this recipe. Certainly worth the trial - 2/23/17

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  • Sounds yummy! - 2/23/17

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  • These are so very. I put mine with rice since my boyfriend can't eat tortillas. I added egg and veggies to my rice also. - 2/23/17

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  • Just me, but less cayenne pepper. - 2/23/17

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  • Looks like supper to me. - 2/23/17

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  • mmmmmmmmmm shrimp - 2/23/17

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  • Decrease the salt. With those other spices, you don't need it. - 2/23/17

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  • yummy - 2/23/17

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  • My husband and I love this spicy garlic shrimp recipe! - 2/23/17

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  • This spicy garlic and lime shrimp recipe is incredible! - 2/23/17

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  • This garlic and lime shrimp recipe sounds absolutely delicious! - 2/23/17

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  • I think I will try it without the garlic as I just don't like garlic. - 2/23/17

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  • I'm so happy when I can find a wing recipe that doesn't use any kind of sugar as one of the ingredients. I can't wait to try these! - 2/23/17

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  • Very good! - 2/23/17

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  • Sounds good! - 2/23/17

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  • I'd put the lime juice in during the last minute. It's limier that way. - 2/23/17

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  • this is good - 2/23/17

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  • This looks amazing!!! - 2/23/17

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  • Excellent! - 2/23/17

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  • Sounds good. - 1/28/17

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  • yummy! - 1/28/17

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  • We actually did half the amount of shrimp but did full seasonings and made it taste awesome. - 1/8/17

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  • Tasted great, would like to have known the serving size for the calorie intake. Directions say make over 30 shrimp. So is are the calories listed if I were to eat them all? I think not. - 1/3/17

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  • Loved it! I substituted garlic salt for regular salt but next time I will half it. Excellent spice! My 4 year old loves it too! Can't wait to try on the grill next time - 1/3/17

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  • Love it! - 11/9/16

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  • Both my husband and I loved this recipe. I expect it will become a regular at our table. I did decrease the cayenne by half. I was a little nervous that it would be too spicy for us. - 9/25/16

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  • Simply delicious - 9/24/16

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  • OH MY. This is perfection! The spices gibe just the right amount of heat. The garlic gives a nice touch of sweetness. Easy to make on the grill for the perfect appetizer! - 8/21/16

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