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Shrimp Abu Dhabi


1 lb. large shrimp or prawns (about 12)
Salt to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbs. butter or margarine
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime (3 Tbs.)
Cilantro sprigs for garnish

Clean and devein shrimp or prawns, removing shells but leaving shells on tails intact. Sprinkle shrimp or prawns with salt. Roll lightly in flour, shaking off excess. Melt butter or margarine with olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender. Add shrimp or prawns and chopped cilantro. Sauté until shrimp or prawns are golden, about 7 minutes. Place on a platter. Sprinkle with lime juice. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Makes 4 servings.

From "Mideast & Mediterranean Cuisines" by Rose Dosti

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