Seafood: Fiesta Shrimp Appetizers

posted by Meryl 06-20-102 8:02 AM

Fiesta Shrimp Appetizers
Makes 6 servings.

2 pounds fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh Anaheim pepper*
1 to 2 tablespoons snipped cilantro or parsley
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Lettuce leaves (optional)
1 medium papaya and/or mango peeled, seeded, and sliced (optional)

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp. In a medium saucepan bring 4 cups water to boiling. Add shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Rinse under cold running water; drain. Set aside.

In a heavy plastic bag set in a medium bowl combine garlic, lime peel, lime juice, olive oil, onion, anaheim pepper, cilantro or parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well. Place cooked shrimp in the bag; seal bag. Turn bag to coat shrimp with marinade mixture. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

To serve, drain the shrimp, discarding the marinade. If desired, line a large platter with lettuce leaves and arrange papaya or mango slices around outer edge. Place shrimp in center of platter.

*Note: For even more heat, substitute 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper for the Anaheim pepper.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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