Shrimps Flavored with Lime and Honey

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Please pardon my absence. It was Spring break at our house last week, and just like my children, I too took a break. It was much needed, I am feeling much rested and refreshed.

For spring break, we went away for a week and I did not cook a bit. It was nice to be taken care of, for a change. Though I enjoyed the food very much, I am going to need to be watching my diet in the next few weeks if I want to wear those summer dresses and bathing suits;-)

For tonite, I decided to have shrimps for dinner. I used what I had on hand.

Ingredients for 4:

  • 1 bag of brocoli slaw
  • 1 pack of 24 oz. large shrimps deveined and peeled. I used frozen shrimps, but of course you could use fresh ones as well. 
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/32 tsp of  salt
  • 1/32 tsp of pepper
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  1. If using frozen shrimps, thaw them out by either leaving them in the fridge the night before, or by defrosting them in the microwave. 
  2. With a paper towel, pat the shrimps dry.
  3. Empty the shrimps in a large bowl.
  4. Add all the other ingredients to the shrimps and mix well.
  5. Marinade for 30 minutes if possible.
  6. Turn the oven to 400 and place the shrimps on a large silpat that you would have placed on a large perforated sheet.
  7. Cook for 6 minutes.
  8. You can also quickly saute the shrimps in a frying pan. Just warm up 1 tbsp of butter and when the butter is sizzling, add the shrimps. Cook them for a few minutes ( 2-3 minutes) or until they are becoming pink.
  9. While the shrimps are cooking, empty the broccoli slaw into the large round mold, place the octogonal silpat on top and cook the slaw in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  10. Add a dash of salt and pepper into the cooked brocoli slaw  and stir.
  11. To serve, spoon the brocoli on each plate and place some shrimps on top of the brocoli. Et voila!

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Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!