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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!

      After a few years of mild hurricane seasons  (I say typing a comfortable 12 hour drive from any hurricane zone,) this one came out of the gate with a vengeance. As my blogger friends and I were trying to figure out a way to show our support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the news of Irma started rolling in.

     While Irma may sound like a sweet old lady who might bake you cookies and pinch your cheeks, this storm seemed to have other things in mind. She was big. She was angry. She had her sights set on Florida.

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

     So as we were quickly creating Texas themed recipes to share our friends and family in Florida were putting up the storm shutters and packing up their favorite belongings to evacuate.

   With nerves already shot from the pictures of what happened in Texas and anxiety high, whole parts of the state were moving to higher ground.

     Luckily Irma did lose a bit of steam and temper as she hit Florida, it was too little too late for the Islands in the Atlantic and the southern part of the state. Even those that weren’t hit directly likely had to deal with power outages and some wind damage.

 
     So of course we immediately sprung into action. We wanted to show our support to all of those affected by Irma as well. My first instinct was to go to one of my favorite Florida flavors, creamsicle.

     I have talked about the childhood vacation memories that flavor combination reminds me of when I posted the Orange Creamsicle No-Bake Cheesecake and creamsicle sourdough muffins.  I was tempted to dream up some new creamsicle creation, but finally decided to do something savory instead.

   We loved the shrimp and lime combination from my Texas recipe so much, I decided to use them again in this tribute recipe.

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

    Of course this time I used key lime juice instead. I thought the more floral and totally iconic Florida citrus would be a perfect marinade for shrimp.

    Add a little key lime butter for a finger licking experience. Of course I still had to serve cocktail sauce for Little Dude. “Shrimp and sauce” is one of his favorite foods.

Of course 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.

Yield: 8 Servings

Simple Key Lime Roasted Shrimp

close up of plate with key lime shrimp and dipping butter.

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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 2 lbs 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
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Shrimp

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

Dipping Butter

  1. Melt butter and stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Peel shrimp, dip and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 1170mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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

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