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Simple Key Lime Roasted Shrimp

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This roasted shrimp is kissed with the citrus goodness of key lime juice. Dip them into lime butter for an extra special treat.  They are like taking a bite of Florida.

plate piled high with key lime roasted shrimp, a small container of lime butter for dipping and a couple of lemon wedges.

Roasting shrimp is a quick and easy way to get them on the table.  Add a spritz of key lime juice and you are really in for a treat.

They are tasty on their own, but make a little key lime butter for dipping to take them to the next level.  You will be licking your fingers as you go!

key lime roasted shrimp with lime butter dipping sauce ready to eat.

Of course shrimp and lemon are a classic combination. We absolutely love making lemon roasted shrimp.

But, we enjoy the lime so much in the avocado and shrimp crostini, we thought it would be fun to take these shrimp on a trip to the Florida keys. The almost floral key lime juice added such great flavor and the key lime butter is unbelievably simple but good.

dinner plate filled with key lime roasted shrimp, lime butter and lemon wedges.

Of course I still had to serve cocktail sauce for Little Dude. “Shrimp and sauce” is one of his favorite foods.

A slice of no bake key lime pie would be a great way to end the meal. We love that recipe because you don’t use cool whip. It’s almost like a super creamy no bake cheesecake.

plate piled high with key lime roasted shrimp, a small container of lime butter for dipping and a couple of lemon wedges.

Simple Key Lime Roasted Shrimp

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
Roasting shrimp is a quick and easy way to get them on the table. Add a spritz of key lime juice and you are really in for a treat. They are tasty on their own, but make a little key lime butter for dipping to take them to the next level. You will be licking your fingers as you go!
5 from 7 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients
 

Shrimp

  • 2 pounds raw shrimp deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Key lime juice
  • salt and pepper

Lime Butter

  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon key lime juice
  • 4 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

Shrimp

  • Preheat oven to 400° F and spray two rimmed baking sheet pans.
  • Toss the shrimp in olive oil, key lime juice and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
    2 pounds raw shrimp, 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tablespoon Key lime juice, salt and pepper
  • Spread shrimp over prepared pans.
  • Cook for 5-8 minutes or until pink. Be careful not to overcook them.
  • Serve warm or place in the refrigerator to serve as cold shrimp cocktail.

Dipping Butter

  • Melt butter and stir in remaining ingredients.
    3 Tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoon key lime juice, 4 dashes hot sauce, 1 pinch salt
  • Peel shrimp, dip and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 26gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 1170mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Debbie

Saturday 18th of March 2023

We made this last week and it was delicious! So easy and not much clean up, winner winner! Served it with coleslaw, Red Lobster biscuits that I found in the frozen bread section.

Carlee

Saturday 18th of March 2023

Yay! That sounds like such a perfect meal.

Sam Monaco

Thursday 1st of March 2018

That dipping sauce sounds wonderful. I do love shrimp!! this is a muct try for me Carlee. Thanks :)

Carlee

Monday 5th of March 2018

It really makes them! Little Dude still wanted cocktail sauce, "shrimp and sauce" is one of his favorite foods, but my husband and I couldn't stay out of the lime butter!

Kate

Sunday 24th of September 2017

These do sound like a bite of Florida!

Carlee

Monday 25th of September 2017

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 22nd of September 2017

Man, oh man, do these sound good! Wish I was having these tonight! By the way, your description of Irma being someone to bake cookies with gave me a good chuckle. Very true.

Carlee

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Ha! Too bad she didn't come ready to bake

Val

Thursday 21st of September 2017

Love this idea! The key lime butter sounds perfect!

Carlee

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Thank you!