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Coconut Lime Shrimp

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Coconut Lime Shrimp – Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce with tomatoes and peppers, and served over noodles or rice.

Coconut Lime Shrimp – Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce with tomatoes and peppers, and served over noodles or rice.

Hi ya! I’ve got a super simple, healthy, and ridiculously flavorful dinner for you riiiight here! What are YOU up to? Dyeing some eggs? I gotta get on that today. I just keep pushing it to “tomorrow”… and we all know how that turns out.

Problem though. I’m dyeing the eggs au naturelle – boiling water with veggie scraps, another pot with boiling wine, all of that until water turns colors. Then comes the overnight dyeing part before you get a good, deep colored egg. It’s gonna take some time and that’s the problem; time!  Where can I buy me some of that time?

But yeah, you probably came here to read about coconut lime shrimp… ‍♀️ Let’s get on that before I get a comment about, “who gives a bleeeeep about your egg dye!!! gimme the recipe!!!”.

Coconut Lime Shrimp - Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce and served over noodles or rice.

Pretty shrimp, I ❤️ you!

One of our absolute favorite comfort meals is this Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta, a meal we could probably eat every week and never get tired of it. Thus a version of that, but with lime and coconut, shouldn’t surprise anyone as to why we love-love-love it.

As well as:

Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp
and
Lemon Shrimp and Spinach Spaghetti ❤️

Coconut Lime Shrimp - Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce and served over noodles or rice.

This is how it all starts – with onions, garlic, tomatoes and hot peppers. I use a banana-type chili pepper that’s packed with a bit of heat, but you can definitely reach for the poblanos or jalapenos. Of course for those that can’t handle the heat, use a sweet pepper, please.

Coconut Lime Shrimp - Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce and served over noodles or rice.

The only thing left to do is add coconut milk and shrimp to the mix, boil ’em up, squeeze out all the lime juice possible, and ta-dahm! Like, seriously, so quick! 15 to 25 minutes with prep time and cook time.

Coconut Lime Shrimp - Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce and served over noodles or rice.

ENJOY!

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Coconut Lime Shrimp - Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce and served over noodles or rice.
Coconut Lime Shrimp
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Coconut Lime Shrimp - Deliciously creamy shrimp cooked in an amazing coconut lime sauce with tomatoes and peppers, and served over noodles or rice.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy shrimp recipe, shrimp dinner recipe
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 1 green pepper (poblano, jalapeno, etc...), cut into thin rounds
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 bag (16-ounces) medium shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lime , juiced + lime wedges for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley , for serving
  • prepared pasta or rice , for serving
  • crushed red pepper , for garnish (optional)
  • grated parmesan cheese , for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onion for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it begins to soften.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add tomatoes and peppers; season with salt and ground pepper, and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to soften.
  5. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  6. Add shrimp and continue to cook until shrimp are pink, about 4 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
  8. Spoon shrimp mixture over pasta or rice and sprinkle with cilantro.
  9. Serve with lime wedges and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper OR grated parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

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13 Responses
  1. Tracy

    Tried this recipe tonight and we loved it! Great flavors, definetly will make it again. Just curious about calories for this recipe, do they include the pasta/rice or not? Thanks

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