Key West Pink Shrimp and Florida Spiny Lobster Tails served with Hot Key Lime Butter Recipe -
Key West Pink Shrimp and Florida Spiny Lobster Tails served with Hot Key Lime Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Key West Pink Shrimp and Florida Spiny Lobster Tails served with Hot Key Lime Butter

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"About 80% of vacationers ask me how I cook seafood now compared to when I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I tell them, not much has changed except that I am a much happier cook. This recipe is sure to be a hit around your dinner table this holiday season! Serve with pasta or rice."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Mix 1/2 cup of butter with hot pepper sauce and Key lime juice in a small bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; stir in shrimp and lobster tails. Cook and stir until shrimp just turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the mushrooms, garlic, and white wine; continue to cook and stir until the mushrooms have released their liquid and are tender, about 5 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Key lime juice mixture until melted.
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Aug 05, 2013

I am of the opinion that to do anything with a lobster tail but broil it and serve it with nothing more than hot drawn butter is to insult it - until I tried this recipe. (Hubs requested something other than the usual broiled tail) As this recipe's first reviewer, to be most helpful to others I followed the recipe as closely as possible. But there was just too much "heat" for Hubs' sensitive innards so I used only 1/3 of the hot pepper sauce (I used Tabasco) called for. It was the perfect amount for both of us. I varied the cooking instructions just a tad - first, it was difficult to mix the lime juice with the butter and hot pepper sauce but melting it slightly took care of that issue. Also, since shrimp and lobster cooks (and can overcook!) so quickly, I cooked it first, then removed it from the pan before cooking the mushrooms - it didn't need that extra 5 minutes in the pan while the mushrooms cooked with the garlic and white wine. I returned the shrimp and lobster back to the pan once the mushrooms were cooked, then stirred in the butter/lime juice mixture. Upon serving I gave it a sprinkle of color with some chopped green onion. I couldn't get enough of this! The wine, garlic, lime juice and hot sauce contributed just "a little something" to take this dish beyond ordinary without camouflaging the sweet, tender, buttery, meaty taste of the Florida lobster tails and shrimp. An excellent dish, simply prepared with just a few quality ingredients, as most good dishes are.

Aug 12, 2013

I thought this was nice, but the shrimp kind of overwhelms the lobster.


4 Ratings

Jun 02, 2015

We liked this recipe and I will make it again. We are trying to avoid pasta and rice currently so I served the dish as a quasi-soup. I did not include the mushrooms as I am not a mushroom fan. I did add green onion like the other reviewer to add both flavor and color. And we like heat so I added extra hot sauce which also thinned out the butter and made the sauce more broth-like. Next time I plan to use more lobster tail than shrimp as I agree with the other reviewer the shrimp overwhelmed the dish and we love lobster!!

Sep 13, 2014

I excluded the lobster tails from this recipe because I do not like the taste of lobster but this dish was delicious, and fast to cook, definitely recommend!


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  • Calories
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 486 mg
  • 162%
  • Fat
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 59.1 g
  • 118%
  • Sodium
  • 1037 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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