Cilantro lime shrimp is a quick dinner recipe that you can get on the table in less than 20 minutes. Full of bright citrus flavor with a little kick!
We went to the beach last fall and it was glorious for a lot of reasons.
Number 1 – the beach was beautiful. It was our first trip to Destin, Florida and I was not expecting such beauty. The water was crystal clear and emerald green. The sand was white and soft.
Number 2 – the company was good. I went with my mama, daughter, and niece. I’m all about a girls’ trip and we all laughed together so much. <3
Number 3 – the food! Destin is a total foodie town. So much fun stuff to try and my daughter finally tried shrimp and fell in love. I actually wrote about the Best Places to Eat in Destin, FL on my other blog, but only check it out if you don’t mind photos of all-the-carbs. 😉
I’m on a mission to cook more shrimp at home now that the kids are more likely to eat it. My garlic butter shrimp is a favorite!
How to cook cilantro lime shrimp:
To start, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Swirl in a little avocado oil and let that get good and hot.
Add your peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet. We left the tails on, because they photograph prettier that way, but feel free to do tail-off for easier eating.
Season the shrimp with a little cumin and cayenne. Sprinkle on some salt as well.
Let the shrimp cook, stirring occasionally, until they’re cooked just about cooked through. This should take about 5 minutes.
Dump in a bunch of minced garlic and give everything a stir.
Squeeze a lime over the shrimp. I love the bright flavor citrus gives to food!
Remove the shrimp from the heat and sprinkle on a bunch of chopped cilantro.
That’s it, friends! You have cilantro lime shrimp ready to eat!
Serve this over some cauliflower rice (or go big with my cilantro lime cauliflower rice!) or in a lettuce wrap. Cilantro lime shrimp taco lettuce wraps sure sound good to me!
More low carb dinners you’ll love:
Baked Cod: Ready in less than 30 minutes and only 1 net carb per serving!
Garlic Butter Shrimp: I love how easy shrimp is to prepare and this one is bursting with garlic butter!
Best Pork Tenderloin Recipe: Did you know that my pork tenderloin is ready in less than 30 minutes? And ooh, it’s so good!
Low Carb Soup: Calling all taco lovers!! This taco soup is so simple and can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker!
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Cilantro Lime Shrimp are bursting with bright citrus flavor and a little kick of cayenne.
Serves 4, Per serving: 239 calories, 7g fat, 38g protein, 2g carbs
- 24 ounces large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne more to taste
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with the salt, cumin, and cayenne.
Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is pink and opaque.
Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute more.
Remove from heat and add the lime juice and cilantro. Stir well to combine.
Add additional cayenne pepper for more or a spicy kick.