The hubby and I had gone shopping in Missoula and limes were on sale. I bought a bag so I could make him a Key Lime pie for his upcoming birthday – it’s his favorite dessert. I won’t use all of them so it gives me several to play with in the coming weeks in recipes. I had one last batch of shrimp in the freezer and I knew that lime would be delicious with them but of course I would need something else – GINGER! A perfect flavor pairing for the last of my shrimp. I added some apples for a touch of crunch and sweetness and we had a dinner that both of us enjoyed. It didn’t take at all long to cook.
Ginger Lime Shrimp with Apples
15 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 medium apple, cored, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 lime, zested and juiced – save both
2 tsp grated ginger root
2 TBS vodka
salt and pepper
2 cups prepared brown rice
side vegetable – I served snow peas with peppers and onions for the hubby, beans for me
If the shrimp are frozen, thaw them and then soak them in some milk (using reconstituted powdered works just as well) to help get that frozen/fishy smell out of them. It really works very well. It also helps reduce the saltiness of some frozen shrimp. About 20 minutes works fine.
Put the shrimp in a bowl with the lime juice and zest. Add the grated ginger root and a sprinkle of salt and some freshly ground pepper. Let the shrimp sit for about 5 minutes.
Heat a non stick pan over medium heat and when it’s hot add the shrimp. After they have cooked for about 2 minutes, turn them, add the marinade, the vodka and the apples. Continue cooking until the shrimp are just cooked through.
Serve the shrimp over hot brown or white rice with your preferred vegetable on the side.
This was so very tasty – the lime flavor came through loud and clear and the ginger added a nice touch of heat. The apples were a perfect complement. I’ll be making this again for sure.