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Border-Style Shrimp

Ready in just 15 minutes, this colorful Tex-Mex dish is so festive and flavorful that you'll be proud to serve it to guests over a bed of yellow rice.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup shrimp)


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped white onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • Lime wedges (optional)


Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, shrimp, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and add butter, salt, and hot sauce. Stir until the butter melts. Stir in juice and green onions. Garnish with the lime wedges, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 266
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 35.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.7g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 274mg
  • Iron: 4.5mg
  • Sodium: 618mg
  • Calcium: 113mg

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