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Yucatan Shrimp


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  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsp Sambai Oelek chili paste (asian markets)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound large shrimp (shells intact)
  • 1 heaping tbsp chopped cilantro



Step 1

In a saucepan over low heat, melt 1 tbsp of butter, Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes

Add the remaining 3 tbsp butter to the saucepan. When it melts add the lime, chili paste, salt and pepper. Stir throughly.

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the shrimp 2 minutes ir until they are firm and pink. Drain into a colander, shaking to remove access moisture.

In a large bowl, toss the shrimp and chili sauce. sprinkle with cilantro and toss again.


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