This is what I had for lunch today. What a step up from the usual bowl of soup. Beautiful and delicious Cilantro Lime Shrimp. SWOON.
Ingredients for 1 serving (smaller serving – think lunch – for dinner I would double this and have a side):
1/4 pound shrimp, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt + pepper
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
Ok, yes, I don’t mind if I do…
Lots of mouth watering pictures behind the cut plus full instructions:
I use frozen shrimp, let’s defrost this.
Just put in a strainer and pour cold water over it for about 5 minutes.
Get your fresh smelling cilantro.
Chop it up.
Cut up your garlic too.
Pour olive oil in your pan on about 7 heat (that’s medium high for me). Heat up until hot.
Add your shrimp to the heated oil and heat up for about 3 minutes.
Add salt/pepper to these guys too.
Flip each shrimp over to get the other side.
Heat these up for another 2 minutes. Add your mined garlic for this too.
Move your shrimp to a plate.
Add your lime juice. Since lime is intense I like to add 1/8 tsp and keep building up by adding a little bit more at a time.
Add your cilantro on top.
Then toss everything all around.
The final step is you sitting down, taking a few minutes out of the afternoon and enjoying a lovely meal.