Spicy Lime Shrimp Recipe: Simple, Healthy & Quick To Make

Spicy Lime Shrimp Recipe: Simple, Healthy & Quick To Make

This Spicy Lime Shrimp recipe makes a nice and light Valentines dinner. You can make it a nice romantic dinner for you and your man. Or make it a quick weeknight meal.

This makes a nice fun Valentines dinner for the family because it is special. Shrimp is not something we eat every week.

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Spicy Lime Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp red pepper flakes*
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Mix together garlic, pepper flakes, lime juice & cilantro. Place in a shallow bowl or ziplock bag*. Add shrimp and marinate for 10 – 15 minutes. *I grew up using one of these Tupperware marinating containers and love them.

As a side note, this is the perfect time to work on a simple quinoa salad, while your shrimp is marinating.

Heat a pan to medium-high. Add oil, then shrimp, I included the marinade but if you feel like placing each shrimp in the pan instead that is fine too. Cook for about 2 minutes, flip the shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked.

Serve on top of your quinoa salad, if desired.

*It can be a bit spicy so if you or your family don’t like things very spicy I’d use 1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes instead of 1/2 Tbsp.

If you don’t want quinoa salad with your shrimp this Summer Succotash or Sweet Pear & Cabbage Salad would pair nicely with it.

Any way you eat it I hope you enjoy it!

Benefits of Shrimp

  1. Packed with protein – which helps your body burn calories and fat.
  2. High in zinc – a mineral that helps your body produce leptin (which is an appetite-controlling hormone)
  3. High in iodine – which helps your thyroid function better.
  4. Has tryptophan – which releases serotonin & vitamin B12; uplifting your mood & keeping your mind sharp.
  5. Tends to be low in mercury – making it a better seafood choice. I’d recommend wild-caught cold-water shrimp.
  6. Frozen shrimp are flash frozen right after they’ve been harvested (like frozen fruits & veggies) – so depending on where you live it is often fresher than the shrimp laying out in the butcher block section of the grocery store.

 

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Simple, healthy & spicy Lime Shrimp recipe great for quick lunches or easy dinners for families. Citrus, garlic, chili & cilantro pack flavor. Great over pasta or go low carb with zucchini noodles. Clean eating.
  • Great weeknight meal for my son! Looks super easy too

  • Rachel says:

    I love shrimp. This sounds like a great dish!

  • Carrie says:

    These look yummy!! Thank you for posting the recipe right away and sharing such a simple yet healthy recipe!! I love getting to the recipe right away 🙂

  • This spicy shrimp recipe looks super good! Hello flavour!

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