• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    One of the things I love about shrimp is that it cooks up so quickly on the stovetop, perfect when you have hot weather and you don’t want to use the oven, or have the stove going too long. Case in point, this cilantro lime shrimp. If you have shrimp fresh and ready to go, it takes 10 or 15 minutes to cook, tops. If you are starting with frozen shrimp, maybe you have to add another 10 minutes to defrost it. Cilantro and lime are one of those master combinations, which works well with steak, chicken, fish, and especially shrimp. Start with few slices of serrano chiles and garlic in a little oil in a hot pan. Toss in the shrimp, stir a little, cook a little, and when the shrimp are pink, turn off the heat and add the cilantro and lime. That’s it! Couldn’t be easier, and now you have a perfect little light meal. I like to wrap mine in a heated tortilla. So good!

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tbsp high smoke point oil such as grape seed oil, or canola oil
    • 1  Serrano chile (more if you like it spicy, or just a fraction of one if you want less heat), sliced into thin rings
    • 1-2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
    • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • Salt
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1-2 Tbsp lime juice

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 205 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 16.7%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.33%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 191 mg 63.5%
    • Sodium: 857 mg 35.69%
    • Calcium: 85 mg 8.52%
    • Potassium: 187 mg 5.36%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.7%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.27%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 21 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 7.29%
    • Vitamin C 3.41%
    • Vitamin D 0.76%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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