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Creamy Coconut Shrimp

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Creamy Coconut Shrimp

With perfect combination of sweet and salty, this creamy coconut shrimp is quick and easy weeknight meal. Before you start cooking the shrimp, we suggest putting a pot of rice to cook while you work on shrimp so that you can have a complete meal in less than 30 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or olive oil
  • 2lbs large shrimp (26-30 per lb), peeled and deveined
  • 1 (14oz) can coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For serving:

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add shrimp and sauté, stirring frequently, until opaque and cooked through, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the shrimp onto a plate.
  4. Add coconut milk, garlic, ginger, lime juice, ginger, lime zest and salt into the skillet.
  5. Bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Then reduce the heat to medium and simmer to thicken, 5-8 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp back into the skillet and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve over steamed rice with lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 serving

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 426 Calories
  • Total Fat: 22.1g
  • Cholesterol: 364.9mg
  • Sodium: 441.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5g
  • Sugar: 4.6g
  • Protein: 47.4g
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is estimate only. Read full disclosure here.
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With perfect combination of sweet and salty, this creamy coconut shrimp is quick and easy weeknight meal. Before you start cooking the shrimp, we suggest putting a pot of rice to cook while you work on shrimp so that you can have a complete meal in less than 30 minutes! #creamycoconutshrimp #easydinnerrecipe #quickdinner #weeknightmeal #busycooks

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6 comments on “Creamy Coconut Shrimp”

  1. Coconut milk is one of my favorite things to make a sauce from. It’s so creamy and delicious! 

  2. this looks easy and very tasty with the bonus of being sweet and salty. only problem is that I will be the only one eating this as my family doesn’t like coconut.

    • Hi, Judy. I know what you mean, not everyone loves coconut, especially in savory dishes. If anything, you could half the recipe and make it just for yourself. 😉 Thanks for stopping by.

  3. My family loves shrimp, I’ll have to try this!

    Rating: 5
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