Lunch Time – Cilantro shrimp and Edamame Beans

Say hello to my new favorite lunch and hopefully yours too! This is low in calories but high in flavor.
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Cilantro shrimp and Edamame Beans

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound shrimp peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen edamame

Instructions

  1. Defrost Shrimp.
  2. Chop up Cilantro.
  3. Mince garlic.
  4. Pour olive oil in your pan on medium heat. Heat up until hot.
  5. Add your shrimp to the heated oil and heat up for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add salt/pepper.
  7. Flip each shrimp over to get the other side.
  8. Add minced garlic.
  9. Heat these up for another 2 minutes.
  10. Move your shrimp to a plate.
  11. Add your lime juice. Since lime is intense I like to add 1/8 tsp and keep building up by adding a little bit more at a time.
  12. Add your cilantro on top.
  13. Then toss everything all around.
  14. Add your edamame on the side, or mix together with shrimp.

To Cook Edamame

  1. Edamame are young soybeans. The beans are young and green when they are picked, so they are soft when you eat them. To make them just simply bring water to boil, add your beans and some salt and then continue to boil for 5 minutes. Drain and serve. I don’t even put anything on top of them, they’re that good by themselves.

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Ok, yes, I don’t mind if I do…

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I use frozen shrimp, let’s defrost this.

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Just put in a strainer and pour cold water over it for about 5 minutes.

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Get your fresh smelling cilantro.

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Chop it up.

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Cut up your garlic too.

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Pour olive oil in your pan on about 7 heat (that’s medium high for me).  Heat up until hot.

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Add your shrimp to the heated oil and heat up for about 3 minutes.

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Add salt/pepper to these guys too.

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Flip each shrimp over to get the other side.

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Heat these up for another 2 minutes. Add your mined garlic for this too.

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Move your shrimp to a plate.

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Add your lime juice.  Since lime is intense I like to add 1/8 tsp and keep building up by adding a little bit more at a time.

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Add your cilantro on top.

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Then toss everything all around.

If you are adding edamame beans to the side, simply just put them on the side or mix together.
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The final step is you sitting down, taking a few minutes out of the afternoon and enjoying a lovely meal.

🙂

2 Comments

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  • You are a mind reader. I bought a big bag of frozen shrimp which I only used twice for shrimp cocktails and got sick of it. Also, I was at PF Changs with Adam N last time I was in Emeryville and he had the edamame appetizer and it was so good I bought a bag at Trader Joes’s but had not yet attempted anything with it. Ramen is my idea of fancy cooking. 😉 I think even I can handle this recipe.

    One thing – I don’t care for cilantro at all. Any other suggestions for which herbs/spices shrimp goes with? I have fresh chives and lots of dried options.

    • I think you will love this recipe, it’s one of my favorites for lunch. I love edamame, even as a snack with a little sea salt on top – it’s delicious!

      For the shrimp – garlic would be great, also green onions or chives. Parsley either fresh or dried would be a good option too!

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