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
- 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
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!