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Lime shrimp is a popular recipe that can be traced back to the early days of shrimp farming in the United States. Shrimp farming began in the early 1800s in the Gulf of Mexico. The first shrimp farms were located in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the early days of shrimp farming, the shrimp were harvested by hand and the process was very labor intensive.
The first recorded recipe for lime shrimp was published in 1883 in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The recipe was for boiled shrimp with lime juice and cayenne pepper. This recipe was very popular and was reprinted in several other newspapers and cookbooks over the years.
In the early 1900s, shrimp farming expanded to other parts of the country, including Florida and California. As shrimp farming expanded, so did the popularity of lime shrimp recipes. These recipes were published in cookbooks and magazines and became a staple of American seafood cuisine.
When making lime shrimp, it's important to start with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Make sure to purchase shrimp that are unpeeled and uncooked. Once you have the shrimp, prepare a marinade with fresh lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Allow the shrimp to marinate for at least one hour. To cook the shrimp, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of butter or oil and once it has melted, add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and cooked through. Serve the lime shrimp with your favorite sides and enjoy!
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