Ginger-Lime Shrimp is a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. If you have time to marinate the shrimp you can, or it can be made in 15 minutes without.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe with a lot of flavor, then look no further. This ginger-lime shrimp recipe is a great recipe when you need dinner in a pinch. Since shrimp can be thawed quickly, I like this for when I forget to take something else out.
Although, if you have time, it’s best if you can let the shrimp marinade for a few hours. I’ve made it both ways. One time I let it have time to marinade. Another I made it right away. Both were delicious!
For this recipe, I used ground ginger. You can buy a piece of ginger root and grate it if you’d like. The flavor would be fresher, but we don’t use ginger enough to buy it that way. If you don’t want to grate the ginger, you could also mince it using a garlic press to peel and mince it all at once.
Step by Step
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ginger, lime juice, cumin, and salt. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat the shrimp.
If you have time, allow the shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.
When you are ready to cook the shrimp, heat a skillet over medium. Pour in the oil to heat. Add the shrimp to the warm oil and cook the shrimp for about 3-5 minutes on each side. You want the shrimp to be cooked through.
Serve warm with lime wedges on the side. We also made some cilantro and lime Zatarain’s rice to go along with the shrimp.
You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator. To reheat, I suggest heating them in a bit more oil in the skillet. You don’t want to recook them, just warm them up.
Originally Published On: June 12, 2020
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 12 oz shrimp (large, deveined)
- 1 lime (for garnish)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ginger, lime juice, cumin, and salt
- Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat the shrimp
- If you have time, allow the shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours
- When you are ready to cook the shrimp, heat a skillet over medium
- Pour in the oil to heat
- Add the shrimp to the warm oil and cook the shrimp for about 3-5 minutes on each side
- Serve warm with lime wedges on the side