Lime Shrimp Cups #SundaySupper

One fun aspect of the winter season is all the events that we have that can take an elegant touch.  The Golden Globes, the Oscars, Valentine's Day... all lend themselves to using a little extra "wow" when entertaining.  I love these shrimp cups for this very reason.  They are "fancy" but you could take them to a tailgate, too!

What is it about lime and shrimp that is so tantalizing?  It is truly one of my favorite combinations, from way back to my Columbia days when we were eating lime shrimp at Glenn's, one of my favorite restaurants. They served it up in a quesadilla style, with black beans and red rice and peppers. Delish.

There are a lot of steps to this dish but they are all easy.  You do have to keep your eye on them as they can burn quickly.  I'll give you the step by step and tell you when you need to take some extra care!

Lime Shrimp Cups

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (12 apps)
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 12 large shrimp (15-20 size)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T (or less) ancho powder
  • 3 T sour cream
  • 1 t lime juice
  • the zest from one lime
  • salt
  • a few leaves of spinach, arugula, or watercress
Preheat oven to 350.
On a large cookie sheet, separate wonton wrappers and lay them individually on the cookie sheet. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle one side with salt.
Using a 12 cup muffin tin, place a wonton wrapper into a cup, pressing the wrapper on the bottom to create a flat bottom. Fold flaps down onto tin, making sure the opening stays wide.
Place in oven. (Watch carefully!) Bake 5 minutes or until wrappers turn a golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
Zest the lime. In a bowl place shrimp, zest and ancho powder and a teaspoon of olive oil. Stir, coating shrimp entirely. Spread shrimp on cookie sheet in a single layer. Place in oven 5 minutes. When shrimp are pink, flip and cook another 3 minutes. Remove from oven.
In a small bowl, stir mayo, ancho and lime juice together.
Assemble by putting a few leaves of spinach into the cup. Add a dollop of mayo to each cup. Add a shrimp to each cup. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Terri Steffes
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