Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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It's that time of year again! Christmas cookies, holiday parties, fancy cocktails...all recipes for a beautiful disaster. And by disaster I mean weight gain. We all do it.

Since I know the kitchen at work is going to be overflowing with baked goods the next few weeks and I have more Christmas get-togethers lined up than I can fit in my schedule, I thought it would be smart to at least make dinner somewhat healthy. At least that's one thing I can control.

Shrimp is always my go-to when trying to eat healthy because it's so easy to make and Chris and I both love it. Cilantro and lime are one of my favorite combinations on seafood, and this recipe is no exception. I served this over Cilantro Lime Rice and they were perfect together. It would also be great with some warm, crusty bread. Try this recipe out and maybe it will help save your waistline, too!

Printable Recipe

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 6 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add oil to the pan and add shrimp when hot. 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. Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice.

Source: Adapted from Skinny Taste

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