Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I love shrimp! I don't know why its taken me so long to get into trying shrimp recipes. Shrimp has a lot of protein, is low in calories and cooks super quickly! I knew it was meant to be when shelled and de-veined shrimp was on sale at the grocery store. However, I do not think its much trouble to de-vein a shrimp. I talk more about de-veining here.

This recipe is from Skinny Taste, and I love it! I can't offer anyone else's opinion because I just made 1 portion for myself, but I think you will like it too! :) If you want to be uber healthy, serve with a salad. I made some Basmati rice and it was delish!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Makes 2 Servings
  • 1 lb Shrimp, shelled and de-veined give or take- I only used 1/4 lb. for 1 serving and I couldn't finish it
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime

Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and when oil is hot, add shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. 

Cook 2 minutes and flip over. Add garlic and saute for about 2 minutes, or until shrimp are no longer translucent. Be careful not to overcook or your shrimp will be too chewy. 

Remove from heat and squeeze lime juice over shrimp and toss with cilantro. Serve hot.

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  1. This is one of my fav recipes from that site! -Jenna

  2. Jenna- haha I KNEW you would like this! Us cilantro lovers can't get enough! :)


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