Shrimp In Spicy Lime Sauce

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Recipe: #35388

August 05, 2020

"This oh so simple dish is spicy and sweet and sour. Its a Mark Bittman recipe, Use unpeeled shrimp if you can and lots of paper towels."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (199.3 g)
  • Calories 233.2
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 214.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1258.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 12.6 g
  • Protein - 23.3 g
  • Calcium - 97.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar, and salt. mix well

Step 2

Place oil in a large skillet and turn heat to high. Add garlic and chili flakes. and cook until garlic just starts to brown. Add the lime juice all at once and cook 3-4 minutes until reduced by half and starts to get syrupy.

Step 3

Add shrimp and cook stirring until all are pink. It will make its own sauce. Serve over rice

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I couldn't figure out what made these spicy, so I followed Lori's suggestion of chili flakes. Then I saw chili flakes in instructions, but not in ingredient list. Problem solved, and they were delicious. Served with rice. Just the right amount of tang and heat.

review by:
(23 May 2021)


Girl, these are so, so good! I can't believe the simplicity of it. The lime juice and sugar glaze was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I admit to using WAY more garlic than called for, and about 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes. This truly did create a beautiful silky glaze that coated my jumbo shrimp to perfection. Best recipe I've made all year - and is going straight into my Best of 2020 file. Thanks for sharing!

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(28 Sep 2020)