As someone who is a fan of cold shrimp, this does it for me! It's perfect as an appetizer if you're entertaining or as a snack if you're having it all by yourself. Although the recipe calls for a tiny bit of sugar, it is NOT sweet.
juice of 8 key limes (about 6 tbsp)
1 lb shrimp, deveined & steamed
1/3 cup red onion, chopped small
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely ground pepper
- Prepare all ingredients- chop cilantro, chop red onion, juice key limes, peel and devein shrimp-leaving the tails on.
- Steam or blanch shrimp. If blanching-allow shrimp to cool, then drain. Make sure shrimp are patted dry before proceeding to the next step.
- Combine sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, and key lime juice in a small bowl; mix well. Add shrimp to an airtight container, then add red onion, key lime juice mixture, and cilantro before tossing to combine. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Serve and enjoy immediately!
See post for instructions on how to blanch shrimp.
- Prep Time: 70 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Steamed
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 4 oz
- Calories: 348
- Sugar: 9.8 g
- Sodium: 727 mg
- Fat: 14.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 43.3 g
- Protein: 25 g
- Cholesterol: 182.5 mg
Keywords: key lime shrimp