This is one of those quick and easy recipes that goes together in just minutes! The end result seems like you went to a lot of fuss. Lime juice, cumin, fresh garlic and just a touch of ginger get it started. At the end fresh cilantro and grated lime rind finish it off with with their fresh, bright flavors. It can be served as an appetizer or the main course. For a simple main course add some brown rice and black beans. These tasty shrimp also work well in tacos, burritos or on top a bed of salad greens.
Shrimp with Cilantro & Lime
- 1 3/4 pounds shrimp, large, ready to cook– peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 3 each garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup cilantro — fresh, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lime rind — grated
- salt and pepper — to taste
Combine first 5 ingredients, toss well. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add shrimp mixture and cook stirring occasionally until shrimp are completely cooked. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, lime rind and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Yield: 4 Servings
Per Serving: 195 Calories; 5g Fat (23.7% calories from fat); 33g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 306mg Cholesterol; 354mg Sodium. WWPP 5
Recipe adapted from Cooking Lights What’s For Dinner
I use to be a consultant with the Longaberger basket and pottery company so I bought a set of their dinnerware. I have had the Longaberger dishes for about 20 years. These dishes have been the best most durable everyday dishes. They just don’t break, crack or chip. Love the durability but after 20 years, I am just plain tired of the blue design. For a few years now I have wanted to get all white dishes so I can enjoy different color schemes for my table settings.
Now that I am blogging and photographing food there is even more desire to get white dishes. Food just looks better against a white palette. I have purchased a few pieces of white dinnerware to use for blog photos while I look for new white dinnerware.
Have you noticed the size of plates these days have gotten bigger? Since I have been dish shopping lately, I have seen 12 inch dinner plates. That’s huge! Our cupboards won’t easily accommodate a 12 inch plate, they will barely fit. Some of the salad plates now are almost as large as my current dinner plates.
Here is the problem when I go and look at the white dishes that are available they don’t seem to be as durable as what I have. I found some plain white dishes at Williams Sonoma that are made in France and seem to be of very good quality. One set has a ruffled edge to it and might be a little fussy for everyday use but the other one is completely plain Jane. I wish there was something in between these two! I’m picky! The photos below came from the Williams Sonoma site.
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What color are your dishes?
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