Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Coconut Rice
Skillet cooked shrimp is tossed with bright lime and fresh cilantro then served over a bed of rich coconut rice. The perfect tropical meal!
deveined and peeled
sliced then chopped green onions
minced (1 Tbsp)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh lime juice
finely chopped cilantro
(recipe linked below)
Make the rice:
about 25 minutes before preparing shrimp as it takes 20 minutes to cook and 5 minutes resting time until it's ready.
Make the shrimp:
Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic and saute until garlic is light golden, about 30 seconds.
Add shrimp, sprinkle cumin evenly over top, season with salt and pepper to taste and saute until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, toss with lime juice, cilantro and lime zest. Serve warm over coconut rice.
for Coconut Rice recipe.
If you want a stronger coconut flavor, just stir in some shredded coconut when you fluff the rice after it has cooked.
I don't recommend using pre-cooked shrimp in this recipe. It'd be far too tough to eat after being cooked again in the sauce.
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