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Monday, December 19, 2011

5 Days of Holiday Party Recipes!

I hosted a holiday party this past weekend for about 40 guests. It was a mad flurry of cooking and baking for the whole week but well worth it! All the treats were well received and we barely have any leftovers (yay that they loved it...boo that there is nothing leftover for lunch today!). This week I will be posting a different recipe every day leading up to the main event.... CHRISTMAS!!

Hope you enjoy!

Chili Lime Shrimp

Super fast and easy, these were whipped up right when the guests started to arrive. They were also the first appetizer to go!

 Take one package of raw medium sized de-veined shrimp (about 24-30 pieces). Remove shells, rinse and lay on paper towel to dry.
 Next, make your spice mixture. 1/2 Tsp Salt,  1/4 Tsp Black Pepper, 1/8-1/4 Tsp Cayenne, depending how spicy you like it, 1/4 Tsp Dried Parsley, 1/4 Tsp Garlic Power, 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder, 1/4 Tsp Paprika, 1/8 Tsp Dried Thyme. Set this aside.
 In a large saucepan melt 2 Tsp butter on high heat.
 Add your shrimp and 1 clove of minced garlic. Saute to combine and add the juice of 1 Lime.
Once the shrimp start to turn pink and start to slightly curl add your spice mixture. Saute until shrimp are fully cooked and serve hot.
I garnished with a few lime wedges for presentation...a HUGE spicy hit!

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