16-20 medium or 8-12 large shrimp (I prefer to remove the shells up to the tail)
1/2 tsp powdered ginger or 1 tsp grated ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed
zest of half a lime
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped mint
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup of your favorite sweet & spicy sauce
Mix ginger, garlic, lime zest, and lime juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 5-10 minutes. Don’t leave it in longer than 15 minutes, otherwise the lime juice will start to cook the shrimp.
Heat a heavy pan and add the butter and olive oil. Once the oil/butter mixture is hot, add the marinated shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side (larger shrimp take longer).
Once both sides are done, remove from pan and drizzle with your favorite sweet and spicy sauce. You can also cook and reduce down any marinade that is left.