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This coconut lime shrimp recipe is quick, easy, fresh, and goes perfectly with rice. A great weeknight meal option!

Coconut Lime Shrimp

This coconut lime shrimp recipe is quick, easy, fresh, and goes perfectly with rice. A great weeknight meal option!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword coconut lime shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons shallot chopped finely
  • 3/4 pounds medium shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
  • Juice & zest of 1 lime
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 6 large leaves fresh basil torn
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice (optional)

Instructions

  1. If you're making rice with this, cook it according to package directions.
  2. Add olive oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. Sauté the shallot for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's lightly browned.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for about a minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the broth, lime juice and zest, coconut milk, and brown sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp, cilantro, and basil, and cook for another 5 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through (don't overcook). Season with salt & pepper as needed.
  6. Serve immediately.

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