Yucatan Shrimp

by GreatMeals
Yucatan Shrimp

Sometimes… you get home late and tired 🥱… and the last thing you want to do is spend an hour cooking dinner.  Whenever we feel like that (and we don’t succumb to ordering takeout 😅) we make shrimp!  It’s easy, quick, and tasty!  Here’s the Yucatan shrimp 🦐 recipe inspired by NYT Cooking.

Yucatan Shrimp


Yucatan Shrimp

Yucatan Shrimp

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.7/5
( 3 voted )


4 Tbsp of unsalted butter
4 Large cloves of garlic, minced
Juice of 2 large limes
1 tbsp of sambal
Ground black pepper to taste
1 Pound large, fresh, shell-on shrimp (you can use de-shelled too)
1 Tsp jalapeno, seeded and chopped 
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. In a small saucepan set over low heat, melt 1 tbsp of butter.  Add the garlic, cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining 3 tbsp of butter to the saucepan.  When it melts, stir in the lime juice, chili sauce, salt, and pepper.  Turn off the heat.
  3.  Pour the sauce into a large pan and cook the shrimp in the sauce until it's pink.
  4.  Remove the shrimp, reduce the sauce to a glaze, and add the shrimp back into the pan to coat (for about a minute).  Serve!
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