Chile-Lime Shrimp with Creamy Chipotle Dip

Lime juice and peel add a tangy citrus flavor to a spicy marinade. Serve the cooked shrimp with a creamy dip for even more flavor!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

2
limes
24
uncooked extra-large (16 to 20 per pound) deveined peeled shrimp with tail shells left on (about 1 1/2 lb)
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons honey mustard
1
large chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped (1 tablespoon)
1
teaspoon adobo sauce
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Reserve 1 lime for garnish. Grate 1 teaspoon peel from other lime. Cut lime in half; squeeze enough juice to measure 2 tablespoons. Set peel and juice aside.
  • 2 Butterfly each shrimp by cutting along the outside curve through the fleshiest part for about 1 1/2 inches, cutting almost to the inside curve. The shrimp should spread open.
  • 3 In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix oil, garlic, pepper flakes, lime juice and grated lime peel. Shake lightly to mix. Add shrimp. Seal bag; rotate to coat all of shrimp. Refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes to marinate.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mayonnaise, honey mustard, chipotle chile and adobo sauce. Cover; refrigerate until serving.
  • 5 Heat oven to 400°F. Remove shrimp from marinade; place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Open each shrimp, arranging in pan so that cut portion is on pan with tail tucked in. Discard marinade.
  • 6 Bake 5 to 7 minutes, rearranging shrimp halfway through bake time, until shrimp are pink. Place on serving platter; sprinkle with cilantro. Spoon dip into bowl. Cut reserved lime into wedges. Garnish dip with wedges. Serve shrimp with dip. Store any remaining shrimp and dip in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Shrimp and About 2 Teaspoons Dip)
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    95mg
    95%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    0g
    0%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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