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Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Appetizers, Starters, and Snacks / September 3rd, 2016 4:42 pm
Cilantro Lime Shrimp1/2 cup fresh lime juice 
1/4 cup orange marmalade 
3 large garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with 1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs, washed well, spun dry, and chopped fine 
4 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tablespoon light soy sauce 
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes 
1 pound large (about 24 per pound) shrimp, shelled, leaving tail and first shell section...
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Dried Herb Substitutions

For quick reference, a good rule of thumb is to substitute one teaspoon of crumbled dried , or 1/4 teaspoon powdered or dried herbs for each one tablespoon of fresh herbs called for.

Bay leaves are the only exception to most substitutions. Since they lose much of their flavor when dried, you should replace one fresh bay leaf with two dried bay leaves.

 

Most herbal flavors and aromas are released by heat. Although fresh herbs are usually preferred, dried versions can be used.

 

When possible, grind whole spices in a grinder or use a stone mortar & pestle just prior to using for enhanced flavor.

 

Toasting or dry roasting whole spices in a dry skillet over medium heat before grinding will bring out even more flavor.