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Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

by Christina Cherrier – Dec 26, 2019 - Updated Jul 3, 2020
Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
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This cilantro lime shrimp with zucchini noodles is simply drool-worthy. Lime and cilantro combo makes for a full-flavored dish that tastes like restaurant quality, while only taking minutes to prepare! A perfect low-carb option when you’re looking for a quick healthy dinner that’s packed with flavor.

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Ingredients list for the Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

  • 1 lb (450g) shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 + 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional for low-carb, keto diet.)
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lime
  • 3 medium zucchini, spiralized or cut into noodles
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

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Directions

1. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon cilantro, honey, lime juice and lime zest. Add uncooked shrimp and toss to mix well. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the drained shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, flip, and add the marinade. Cook for 1 more minute and set the shrimp aside.

3. In the same skillet add vegetable broth to deglaze and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini noodles and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and adjust seasoning. Toss everything and serve immediately topped with additional cilantro, enjoy!

QUICK TIPS FOR MAKING GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP:

  • You can use shrimp with tails on or off.
  • Buy shrimp (or prawns) already deveined, shelled and cleaned, your meal preparation will be much faster.
  • Frozen shrimp is okay for this recipe, but fresh wild-caught shrimp tend to have better flavor.

How long do I cook cilantro Lime shrimp in the skillet?

Cook the shrimp stirring frequently, until the shrimp is nice and pink and opaque. This will usually take2-4 minutes.
This Cilantro Lime Shrimp cooks FAST, over-cooked shrimp is rubbery, tough and not pleasant to eat at all.

How to make Cilantro Lime Shrimp

  • Fresh lime — Don’t go for the bottled stuff. use fresh lime juice for the
  • Cilantro — substitute with fresh parsley or basil if you don’t like cilantro.
  • Garlic — you could use garlic powder instead of garlic minced if you prefer
  • Red pepper flakes — you could use chili powder instead of red pepper flakes if you don’t like a bit of heat, leave it out altogether. Or for more heat, add more!
  • Honey — I love Honey in this. It balances out the acidity of the lime juice. optional for low-carb, keto diet.
  • Lime zest — if you don’t like, leave it out altogether.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles - #lowcarb #keto #recipe #eatwell101 - A perfect low-carb option when you're looking for a quick healthy dinner that's packed with flavor.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles - #lowcarb #keto #recipe #eatwell101 - A perfect low-carb option when you're looking for a quick healthy dinner that's packed with flavor.
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