Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Citrus Glazed Shrimp with Cilantro Rice


I've been going through my Cooking Light magazines...cleaning up a little bit for the new year.  I found another great, fairly simple recipe that we had recently.

The rice had a Mexican flare to it and the Chipotle chili powder gave the shrimp a bit of a bite.  I liked the combination.

Ingredients:

Rice

1 cup brown rice, prepared according to directions
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 4-ounce can chipped green chiles, drained

Shrimp:

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons lime zest
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Spray
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons butter

After cooking the rice according to directions, add all the other ingredients and mix well.  Keep warm while preparing shrimp.

To prepare shrimp, combine shrimp, lime zest, garlic, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and chili powder in a medium bowl, tossing shrimp to coat.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add shrimp and sauté for 3 minutes.  Stir in lime juice and butter, cook one additional minute more, tossing to coat.


Serve shrimp with rice.
Ingredients for Shrimp

Ingredients for rice

Tossing shrimp with garlic, zest,chili powder,  salt and pepper

Sauteing Shrimp

Finish shrimp and rice.  Yum!




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