Monday, August 30, 2010

Dijon Chili Lime Shrimp

As usual, I took my breaks from work today by surfing the various recipe websites that I frequent.  I came across Marcus Samuelsson’s recipe for Chili Lime Shrimp. It looked good, but I’m not a big fan of yogurt based sauces – nor did I have any yogurt on hand.  I liked the idea though so I decided to make a Mustard Chili Lime Shrimp.

½ pound jumbo shrimp, cleaned and cut into large pieces
1 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup chopped onion
1 heaping tbs honey Dijon mustard
½ tsp chili powder (or more!)
1 jalapeno, small dice
juice of ½ lime
2 pita bread, each cut in half
4 large pieces of romaine

Season shrimp with salt and pepper.  Mix mustard, chili powder, garlic powder and jalapeno in a small bowl.  I had a little incident with the chili powder so it's possible I had more than 1/2 tsp in there!

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a sauté pan on medium high heat.  Add the onions and sauté for a few minutes.  Add the shrimp and cook about a minute on each side.

Reduce heat to medium, add the mustard mixture and cook for about 2 minutes.  The dijon is very aromatic and I definitely was excited to taste, but still one more step.

Add the lime juice and remove from heat.  Stuff each piece of pita with romaine then add 1/4 of the shrimp mixture.

This recipe took less than 30 minutes (including the time it took to clean and cut the shrimp).  Each your heart out Ms. Ray!

Hungry yet?


  1. YUM YUM!!!!
    i want you here in PR now, so you can cook for me.

  2. Lady T you'll be proud to know I just made this 2 nights ago. It was great but also affirmed my conclusion that you have a heavy hand with chili powder and even though I now love hot food, that I will always only add about half of what your recipes direct me too. I also used straight dijon mustard instead of honey dijon which may also have contributed to the spice factor but I liked it regardless. I'm digging deep in my pantry before i leave town on friday so i made lemony orzo w/parsley (from rachel ray, ha!) which I think complemented the kick of the shrimp really well. Definitely will be making it again!