Grilled Spicy Shrimp with Lime

At this time of year, since I live in the midwest, I long for warmer weather and the beautiful ocean. Every time I visit a coast, I eat as much seafood as I can. Nothing brings thoughts of an ocean breeze and warm sun like spicy shrimp.

This quick, easy healthy recipe uses the heat of cayenne and the blood-stabilzing cinnamon to bring a burst of flavor to your mouth. Use your indoor grill or double burner gtill to get a great sear if grilling is not an option at this time!!!

Grilled Spicy Shrimp with Lime

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2-3 limes
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions:

To make the seasoning, mix together the salt, paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne and cinnamon.  Sprinkle over shrimp and toss to combine.

For grilling:  Preheat your grill on medium heat and spray with cooking spray to prevent shrimp from sticking.  Thread shrimp on skewers and place on grill for 1 to 2 minutes (until pink) then turn over and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how you like them.  Squeeze lime juice over top and garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

For pan frying:  In a large skillet, melt about a tablespoon of light butter over medium-high heat.  Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 to 5 minutes.  Shrimp should be opaque throughout.  Squeeze lime juice over top and garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.  Enjoy!

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