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Creamy Coconut Shrimp

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, sugar 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.

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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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12 comments on “Creamy Coconut Shrimp”

  1. My first time trying this recipe and it came out so delicious and you really need to have it over rice so then the sauce we’ll go somewhere besides just sitting in the pan. I can’t wait to try it again with rice.lol

    Rating: 5
  2. I saw 1 TB of sugar to add in ingredients but in recipe this was not added?

  3. This recipe is delicious and very easy to follow. It did not take for me more than half an hour for serving. My kids really enjoyed this meal.

    Rating: 5
  4. Coconut milk is one of my favorite things to make a sauce from. It’s so creamy and delicious! 

  5. 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.

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

    Rating: 5
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