Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I was one lucky girl, Jason made us dinner! He wanted seafood and I suggested shrimp, so we went with a very flavorful cilantro lime shrimp. Shrimp is a low in calories and high in protein. Not to mention this dinner was ready in less than 10 minutes. I highly recommend buying the shrimp already peeled and deveined, definitely worth the extra money. The shrimp had a fresh flavor from the cilantro. You can serve it over rice, salad, orzo or with vegetables like we did. It is a perfect quick and healthy weeknight dinner. Since we cut the recipe in half there weren't any left overs for lunch :(
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Source: Skinnytaste.com
Serves 4

2 tsp olive oil
2 lb shrimp, shelled and deviened
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime
Salt and Pepper

Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan, when hot add shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. When the shrimp is cooked on one side, about 2 minutes, turn over and add garlic. Sauté another minute or two until shrimp is cooked, careful not to overcook. Remove from heat. Squeeze lime all over shrimp and toss with cilantro and serve.

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1 comment:

  1. cilantro? lime? shrimp? count me in!