This Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe is a quick and low carb meal you can make at any time. It's a high protein recipe and can be served with any side you prefer. Talk about versatile!
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Low-Carb Meal
Shrimp is one of my favorite types of seafood. It's tough to get tired of eating it because there are so many ways to prepare it. From grilling to tossing in a cheesy sauce or serving it in gumbo, it's a super easy protein for your family.
What Goes With Lime Shrimp?
I love how versatile this recipe is. It goes with almost any side dish you can think of!
In the picture above, I have the Cilantro Lime Shrimp served with couscous, avocados and broccoli florets.
If you want to have a low cab meal, you can omit the couscous and serve it with just veggies or healthier carb options like quinoa, sweet potatoes or brown rice.
I like having couscous sometimes because it's super light and I only have about 1/2 cup at the most, which is pretty decent. Most of the time, I prefer having a low carb meal, but I also don't want to get myself so bored of eating the same options day after day.
This Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe is perfect for meal prep. You can prepare a big batch of it on a sheet pan in the oven as well with some asparagus, sweet potatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onion cubes. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Just try it and thank me later.
There are just a handful of very simple ingredients in this my cilantro lime shrimp recipe.
- Jumbo Shrimp
- Lime Juice
- Garlic Paste
- Olive Oil
Is Cilantro Lime Shrimp Whole30 or Keto?
This recipe is keto-friendly since it is so low-carb. But if you want to fit it into your Whole30, you will need to use Ghee or clarified butter. Otherwise, it's completely compliant!
What Type of Shrimp Should You Use?
I love how plump the jumbo shrimp is. If you want to save yourself some time, you can use frozen peeled and deveined shrimp of any size. The smaller shrimp would be better in a stir-fry or other dish.
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More Shrimp Recipes
There are so many ways to cook and serve shrimp. Here are some more of my favorites:
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimps
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp fresh garlic paste
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- Marinate the shrimps with all the ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Bring a large iron skillet to high heat, then add the olive oil and butter.
- Place the pieces of shrimps a little apart from each other and cook until fully cooked and have a golden brown crunchy look.
- Serve with broccoli and couscous or any side dish of your choice.