Ginger-lime shrimp next to cilantro and lime shrimp with lime wedges on a square white plate next to a white and brown towel all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Ginger-Lime Shrimp

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.

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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.

Shrimp marinating in lime juice in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

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.

Shrimp cooking in lime juice in a large skillet on a wooden surface

Serve warm with lime wedges on the side. We also made some cilantro and lime Zatarain’s rice to go along with the shrimp.

Ginger-lime shrimp next to cilantro and lime shrimp with lime wedges on a square white plate next to a white and brown towel all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: June 12, 2020

Ginger-lime shrimp next to cilantro and lime shrimp with lime wedges on a square white plate next to a white and brown towel all on a wooden surface

Ginger-Lime Shrimp

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
ginger
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lime
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one pan
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seafood
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shrimp
Servings: 4
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Ginger-Lime Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 214mg71%
Sodium 808mg34%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

14 thoughts on “Ginger-Lime Shrimp”

    1. This is exactly when my dad cooks any shrimp, too, when my mom is gone. It’s such an easy recipe for him to throw together when you aren’t home.

  1. Oh this would for sure be a crowd pleaser here especially with my 3 year old who has recently discovered his love for shrimp!

    1. It was quick and pretty easy. If you have time to let the shrimp marinate it’s a bit better, but they don’t have to and you’ll still get a delicious meal.

  2. Oh my, these look so delicious! I love a simple shrimp dish and the addition of ginger and lime sounds simply delightful, can’t wait to make this!!!

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