Spicy Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Today has been rainy and gloomy outside so I decided to try and add some spice to the day by cooking one of our favorite dishes.

#spicycilantrolimeshrimp #spicyshrimp

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Marinate the following ingredients together for at least 1 hour.  You may want to use more or less hot sauce, depending upon your taste.  I like to coat my shrimp until they have orange/reddish hue.

1 lb of peeled and deveined shrimp
Juice of One Lime
1/4 Cup of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
1 tbsp of minced garlic
3 tbsp of chopped cilantro
1/3 cup plain panko bread crumbs
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

1.  In a large stainless steel or glass mixing bowl, combine shrimp, hot sauce, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro mix thoroughly.  Toss to coat evenly.  Refridgerate for 1 hour.
2.  Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a wok or a large skillet.
3.  Stir the panko bread crumbs into the shrimp mixture.
4.  Place the shrimp mixture in the pan in a single layer, cooking until done.  A good rule of thumb is to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.  The shrimp are finished when they have turned bright pink and the flesh is opaque white, rather than translucent.  The panko crumbs and marinade should create a sauce when cooked.

I always serve the shrimp over steamed jasmine rice, but you can serve it alone with some veggies or pasta.   I garnish my plate with some extra cilantro because I love it.  My husband on the other hand, is not as big of a fan as myself, so I leave the extra off of his plate.

Note: I have tried using different hot sauces and my husband and I agree that Texas Pete really turns out the best flavor for this dish.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving; does not include rice or side of choice.

Servings: 4
Calories: 237 • Fat: 10 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 29 g • Sugar: 1 g

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