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Broiled Mexican-Style Shrimp With Garlic and Limes

A great appetizer or main dish. Servings below are for appetizer portions. Another adopted recipe originally submitted by Mean Chef.

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  • To prepare the shrimp, with a very sharp paring knife, split each shrimp down the back through the shell.
  • Leave the legs intact.
  • Open the shrimp (like butterflies) and flatten them; the legs will be on the bottom side.
  • Arrange the split shrimp in a single layer on a sheet pan.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready.
  • Place the garlic in a small saucepot with enough water to cover them.
  • Bring the water to a boil, and then lower to a simmer until the garlic cloves are soft (about 20 minutes).
  • Drain the water and refresh the garlic cloves with cold water.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Mince the cooked garlic.
  • Just before broiling the shrimp, combine the minced garlic with the minced serrano chiles, minced cilantro, lime juice and hot melted butter.
  • Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator.
  • Brush the shrimp with the melted garlic/cilantro butter.
  • Place the shrimp under a hot broiler and cook just until the shrimp are done (about 5 minutes depending on the broiler and height of the rack).
  • Transfer the shrimp to a platter and drizzle any remaining garlic butter over the shrimp.
  • Serve with lots of paper napkins and an empty bowl for the shells.
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"A great appetizer or main dish. Servings below are for appetizer portions. Another adopted recipe originally submitted by Mean Chef."
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  1. Bergy
    I used the 16-20 size prawn, served for dinner and they were wonderful. I love cilantro and especially in combination with lime & garlic. Just the right amount of flavor so it did not overpower the taste of the prawns. They were not only tasty but very attractive too with the red peppers & green chopped cilantro. Next time I will make these for appetizers but will use smaller prawns , remove the shells, leaving on the tails (I am just thinking of the carpet etc if it's a stand-up do) Thanks Mean Chef for yet another excellent recipe. FYI I served the prawns with parsley rice, Onion Flowers, Snowpeas with water chestnuts (stir fried) very attractive on the dinner plate
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  2. iris5555
    A great appetizer or main dish. Servings below are for appetizer portions. Another adopted recipe originally submitted by Mean Chef.
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