Creamy Coconut Lime Shrimp has a bright lime flavor and is absolutely delicious. It's a healthy dinner recipe that will be on your plate in only 15 minutes.

To complete the meal, serve this shrimp with some perfect basmati rice or cauliflower rice and a side of roasted broccoli.

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Creamy Coconut Lime Shrimp for the healthy dinner time win!

Why you'll love this creamy coconut shrimp

  • Creamy coconut + tangy lime juice creates a sauce that is totally addictive.
  • Just the right amount of sweet, savory, and tart to keep you coming back for more.
  • 15 minutes from start to finish. ← not even joking!
  • As delicious over cauliflower rice or regular rice so that everyone at your dinner table is happy.
  • Thai-inspired flavors, which we all love.
  • That sauce! Seriously creamy. Seriously limy. Seriously delicious.

Saucy creamy Coconut Shrimp in a frying pan.

How to make coconut lime shrimp

This is a very easy recipe to make. Remember that shrimp cook quickly and turn rubbery if they are overcooked. 5 minutes is all the time they need.

  1. Saute the onions and garlic in some coconut oil.
  2. Add the sauce ingredients to the pan and let them boil until the sauce begins to thicken.
  3. Now add the shrimp and let them cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and stir in some cilantro.

And just like that, you've made coconut lime shrimp!

A white dinner plate with creamy coconut shrimp on cauliflower rice.

What to serve with this creamy coconut shrimp recipe

If I were only cooking for myself, I'd serve this over a bed of cauliflower rice and call it dinner. But since the other two at my table prefer regular rice, I like to make some veggies to round out the meal.

Sometimes I'll simply saute some bell peppers with the onion, garlic, and ginger. They stay in the pan as the sauce cooks. Or I'll throw in a bunch of spinach after the shrimp are cooked. Here are a few side dish recipes that go well with this recipe:

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Saucy creamy Coconut Shrimp in a frying pan.

Creamy Coconut Lime Shrimp

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Creamy Coconut Shrimp has a bright lime flavor and is absolutely delicious. It's a healthy dinner recipe that will be on your plate in only 15 minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon each: minced garlic and minced ginger
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • Juice of 3 limes (a generous 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon each: sriracha and soy sauce (gluten-free, if needed. Sub coco aminos for paleo)
  • 1 lb. peeled shrimp
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the coconut milk, lime juice, honey, sriracha, and soy sauce to the pan and bring it to a boil. Let it boil, stirring several times, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat so the sauce is simmering gently.
  3. Add the shrimp to the pan and let them cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro.

Notes

I like to serve this over coconut cauliflower rice for a complete meal. While the sauce is thickening, cook some riced cauliflower in a little coconut oil.

Or put on a pot of regular rice before you start cooking the shrimp.

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