Shrimp Paulista

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Residents of Sao Paulo call themselves Paulistas and this simple shrimp dish is a regional favorite. Traditionally, the shrimp are cooked in their shells; however, we’ve removed them to make for easier eating.

Shrimp Paulista
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

  • 8 cloves garlic, minced, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions
  1. 6 servings

  2. Place shrimp in a medium nonreactive bowl and toss with lime juice, 1/4 cup cilantro, half the garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, marinade and remaining garlic; cook until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. Toss to combine.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
164
Carbohydrates
2g
Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
24g
Cholesterol
224mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Potassium
241mg
Sodium
456mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
3 1/2 very lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Selenium (66% daily value)
Iron (20% dv).

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