Spicy Baked Yucatán Shrimp

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By Emily Maxson

Spicy Baked Yucatán Shrimp

 

When I was growing up, my family took a few vacations to the Gulf Coast of Florida. At restaurants there, we often ordered shrimp because it was so fresh. One of our favorite shrimp dishes was a spicy Yucatán peel-and-eat version. In this recipe, I recreate the flavors of that dish, but bake already-peeled shrimp to eliminate the mess when eating. The restaurant serves it with crusty bread to soak up the wonderful spicy sauce. I like to serve mine with cauliflower rice which also absorbs all the great flavor.

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Spicy Baked Yucatán Shrimp

  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Ingredients

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1/2 cup ghee

2 TBSP minced garlic

34 tsp chili garlic sauce (I like Yai’s Thai brand because it doesn’t have any added sugar)

2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

4 large limes juiced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 pounds 21 count peeled and deveined shrimp

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400.

2. Arrange the shrimp in one layer in an ovenproof baking dish, only tails overlapping.

3. In a medium sauce pan melt the ghee.

4. Add the garlic, chili paste, salt and pepper and simmer for one minute.

5. Pour the seasoned ghee over the shrimp.

6. Bake the shrimp for 12-15 minutes or until pink.

7. Top the baked shrimp with the fresh lime juice and cilantro.

8. Serves 4-6.

  • Author: Emily Maxson
  • Prep Time: 7 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting Emily’s Fresh Kitchen. I am a trained chef and cookbook author and I love to eat, cook, and think about food. I enjoy working with nutrient-rich foods and creating meals that not only taste good, but assist the body in fighting illness and disease.

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