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Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer

Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Marinate 2 hrs

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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 3 hours, stirring the mixture twice.
  3. 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 Facts

(Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer)

Servings Per Recipe 6, chol. (mg) 111, carb. (g) 8, Fat, total (g) 10, cal. (kcal) 168, sodium (mg) 129

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