This is a very refreshing dish! Seafood, to me, is one of the tastes of summer. Not that I don’t eat it year round (cuz I do), but it just makes me feel like I’m at the beach or something. Plus seafood is just so much lighter than other meats like steak and chicken. This dish in particular has a summery taste to it because of the addition of lime juice, citrus, pineapple, etc. After a long, hot day, where you don’t feel like eating a heavy dinner, this is definitely a winner. I will say, however, that it is not the most filling meal. Usually rice does a good job of making me feel full, but I must admit, after this meal I was still a wee bit hungry. And my husband…he was a little more than a wee bit hungry afterwards. But it’s certainly delicious!
The recipe posted below is really just for the shrimp. Click this link to view the recipe for Island Rice. I know some people don’t care very much for cilantro while others LOVE it. Just throw in a little bit of each ingredient to start off with, and then judge by look and taste to see if it needs more. This is a really easy way to take some plain ol’ rice and jazz it up a bit!
If you make the Island rice with this particular shrimp recipe like I did, you won’t need to add lime juice to your rice. Since the shrimp is cooked in lime juice, you can just pour it from the skillet onto your rice. You don’t want to add lime juice to the rice AND add on the juice from the skillet…that would be some sour rice.
- 2 limes, for juice and zest
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 4 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- Squeeze 4 Tbsp lime juice into a bowl; add shrimp, garlic, cumin, & ginger. Toss to coat.
- Grate 2 tsp lime zest; set aside.
- Heat oil in a nonstick pan over med heat; add shrimp mixture & cook 4 min or until shrimp are done.
- Remove from heat and add zest, salt, pepper, and cilantro.
WW Points = 3