Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer
Recipe from Midwest Living

Fresh fruit and shrimp add a burst of freshness to your appetizer buffet. The lime-and-cilantro marinade gives the seafood a flavorful punch.

Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer

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  • 3/4  pound 
    fresh or frozen peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp
  • 1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded lime peel
  • 1/3  cup 
    lime juice
  • 1/4  cup 
    cooking oil
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1   
    fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped, or 1 tablespoon canned chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1   
    clove garlic, minced
    Lettuce (optional)
  • 2   cups 
    assorted fruit pieces, such as papaya chunks, kiwi chunks, red grapes, and orange sections or lime and orange wedges with pomegranate seeds
Thaw the shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. In a medium bowl, stir together the lime peel, lime juice, cooking oil, fresh cilantro or parsley, jalapeno pepper, and garlic. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 3 hours, stirring the mixture twice.
To serve, drain shrimp and discard marinade. If you like, thread shrimp onto skewers. Arrange on lettuce-lined plate with fruit. Serve with toothpicks. Makes 6 appetizer servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 168, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 111, carb. (g) 8, sodium (mg) 129, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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