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Caribbean Pasta With Honey Key Lime Glazed Shrimp

Caribbean Pasta With Honey Key Lime Glazed Shrimp

on Feb 26, 2018 |

 

 

I’m head over heels for any meal that has pasta as the main course! The weather is finally starting to heat up, which means it’s time to fire up those grills and clean off that patio dining set. In Florida, we are fortunate to be able to grill all year long. Quite honestly, grilling is the only way I can get my girls to eat protein.

 

 

Lately, I have been craving those incredible beachy flavors. Ya know, the kind of food that makes you close your eyes and imagine your toes in the sand?! I love big, bold bites of bright lime and spicy jerk seasonings. I have recently been introduced to a new product, Florida Key West Key Lime Juice. This isn’t your average bottled key lime juice, Florida Key West Key Lime Juice is made from 100% key limes! I value my time and I can’t imagine having to squeeze a ton of key limes to get the juice I need to make dinner. Seriously, with a family of 6 and a job…convenience is everything. You can find Florida Key West Key Lime Juice, made with 100% key lime juice, at Lucky’s Market.

 

 

Our juices are the tasty result of handpicked lemons and key limes at their peak ripeness. Key Limes and Lemons have the most distinct flavor of all fruits, so we ensure that our Florida Key West juices contain the highest quality produce to supply you with the utmost quality in your kitchen creations.

 

 

 

I can always rely on my children and husband eating pasta, but sometimes they grow tired of tomato based sauces. In light of the wonderful weather we have been having lately, I wanted to lighten and brighten dinner with some key lime action! What possibly goes better with Florida Key West Key Lime Juice than jerk seasoning?! Get ready and grab hold of your forks because your taste buds are about to go on a ride! This is a quick, simple, and very tasty meal you can whip up in no time. If you are not in the mood for grilled shrimp, change things up with chicken breast or your favorite white fish.

 

 

Caribbean Pasta With Honey Key Lime Glazed Shrimp

For the Honey Key Lime Glazed Shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 pounds of peeled and cleaned shrimp
  • 1/4 cup Florida Key West Key Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Skewers for grilling (If bamboo skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes prior)

Directions:

  • Preheat grill to 35o degrees and spray with nonstick grill spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together Florida Key West Key Lime Juice, extra virgin olive oil, and honey until well combined.
  • Whisk in garlic powder, ground cumin, ground mustard, and salt/pepper to taste.
  • Marinade shrimp in mixture about 15 minutes.
  • Skewer raw, marinated shrimp and place on a tray.
  • Grill 3-4 minutes on each side, until shrimp are bright pink. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

 

 

For the Caribbean Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of bowtie pasta cooked according to package (remember to generously salt water before cooking pasta)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup Florida Key West Key Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning paste, I chose mild (found in the ethnic foods isle of grocer)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt to taste
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 hand full fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped (you can eliminate if you don’t like this flavor)

Directions:

  • Cook bowtie pasta according to box.
  • In a medium sauce pan on medium-low heat, melt unsalted butter and add in minced garlic. Cook 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in Florida Key West Key Lime Juice and chicken stock. Allow to simmer about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in jerk seasoning paste, honey, and salt to taste.
  • Allow to sauce to simmer additional 5 minutes to marry all of the flavors.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly and thicken.
  • I love crunch in my veggies, so I don’t cook my bell peppers. If you like them slightly tender, cook them in the sauce before removing from heat. However, I throw my raw bell peppers into the cooked pasta.
  • Toss the cooked pasta with bell peppers, chopped green onions, grilled shrimp, and pour jerk sauce over.
  • Plate each portion and sprinkle chopped, fresh cilantro on each serving.