Chile Lime Shrimp

Chile Lime ShrimpYou can practically smell this through your monitor, can’t you? A recent cooking class, “Date Night In Wine Country” with thirsty, hungry foodies was on a Friday evening. Give us sumpin’ to eat, fast! Chef Diane Brown was prepared, and put classmate Stefanie on the job of whisking up this appetizer. And we all agreed, the recipe was a keeper. If you are ever invited to a potluck and have the appetizer assignment, bring your ingredients and pan, just cook it up there. Fast, fresh and gone in a heartbeat.

This was the only thing in class that wasn’t wine soaked, including participants. We enthusiastically sloshed thru preparing several recipes at Chefs, Inc., such as an elegant Zinfandel Soaked Cherry Clafoutis dessert. But start here:

Chile Lime Shrimp

Recipe by Chef Diane Brown, “The Seduction Cookbook”

  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 16 medium sized shelled, deveined shrimp, tails intact
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. minced serrano chile
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro leaves

Heat olive oil in sauté pan to a sizzle over medium flame. Add garlic and sauté until soft, for about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until pink on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn shrimp, add ginger and serrano chile. Cook shrimp until pink throughout, about 3 additional minutes. Add lime juice, toss with shrimp, and remove from flame. Serve immediately on two plates, garnish with cilantro. Serves 2.


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1 LiztheChef January 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Who needs football? These look terrific – and healthy.

2 Ally March 13, 2010 at 7:26 am


I loved this recipe! I made it earlier this week, with some alterations, which I posted on my food blog. I wanted to let you know that I gave credit to your original recipe here and linked to it.

Thank you for your inspiration 🙂

3 Gretchen October 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

WHAT STRIMP TRUCK?! We don’t have that in San Diego, tho there are lime trees everywhere. But I want to have shrimp come to my door.

4 Holly October 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Sounds delish…and I have that shrimp truck that pulls up to my house with fresh Louisiana shrimp–and extras are great on top a salad or sandwich…if you have any! Thanks..probably won’t get to use cilantro as hubby doesn’t like it.

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