Cilantro Lime Shrimp

It’s starting. Florida is beautiful in the early months of the year. So beautiful that when I’m running I often pull out my phone and try to capture the gorgeous scene in front of me. But we’re just rounding the corner where the warm sunshine turns into hot, sticky, why-did-I-even-shower-today heat.

The neighborhood boys are starting to trickle into our house everyday. I’m not sure if it’s the Otter Pops or the guaranteed game of tag awaiting that lures them in, but every afternoon it seems like my house is filled with a gaggle of boys who smell like little puppy dogs from running around the yard.

Or maybe since I already have three boys, they just multiply out of thin air like Sea Monkeys.

Yep. That’s definitely it.

Warmer weather means swimsuit season. Ugh.

We eat really healthy around here but then my husband will show up with not one, but two pieces of Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake at 10:00 at night. But that’s secretly one of the reasons why I love him.

We don’t eat a ton of shrimp, but it’s a great way to switch it up and a good source of lean protein. This Cilantro Lime Shrimp is really good and can literally be made in under 5 minutes. We ate ours over salad with lots of homemade pico de gallo. This shrimp would be excellent over this Cilantro Lime Rice but that would defeat it’s low calorie-ness.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 197 calories per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan, when the oil is hot add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. When the shrimp is cooked on one side, about 2 minutes, turn over and add the garlic and red pepper flakes.
  2. Sauté another minute or two until shrimp is cooked and pink, careful not to overcook. Remove from heat. Squeeze lime all over shrimp and toss with cilantro.
  3. Serve hot over rice or a salad. Makes 4 servings at 197 calories a serving.

Notes

slightly adapted from SkinnyTaste

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  1. Shrimp and cilantro are two of my favorite things on earth! I’m totally trying this soon!

  2. I love shrimp, must try this!

  3. Shrimp just feels like summer to me. Must try this recipe!

  4. This is the perfect summer meal!

  5. This looks so delicious! Bookmarked :)

  6. The shrimp were delicious along with the Cilantro Lime Rice and Cheddar Bay Biscuits – top shelf! Thank you, thank you for these awesome recipes!

  7. Made this last night along with cilantro lime rice, very yummy and easy to make!

  8. Your recipe is very simple to make and it tastes outstanding indeed…I tried to make it on my last weekend and I was very glad when Limp Shrimp went out with an awesome aroma and full of taste…thanks a lot for this great recipe..!!

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