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.

Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 3.6g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 0.2g; fat 6.7g 10% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterol 242.5mg 81% DV; vitamin a iu 501.1IU 10% DV; vitamin c 3.2mg 5% DV; folate 29.2mcg 7% DV; calcium 113.6mg 11% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 44.5mg 16% DV; potassium 227.3mg 6% DV; sodium 1286.3mg 52% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Have made this several times just the way it is written very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2018
I made this for a few friends and it lasted about 3 minutes. everyone raved aboit it and wanted the recipe. The only thing I did differently was thinly slice the garlic. It was perfect. So much flavor in this dish. You do not need to change a thing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We LOVe this recipe. It's easy different and very good. I make it either with or without the shells. You have to be a garlic lover but it's delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
So delicious and quick! It's a dish that's easy to add to and takes 5 minutes to cook I'll definitely be making it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
Loved this recipe! This was the best shrimp I've ever ate--we put it over angel hair pasta-fabulous! I'm trying rice next time. Thanks for a great recipe! Pros: Fast and simple-anyone can do it Cons: no cons to this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
Simple Healthy and Delicious! This is the best shrimp ever. I am amazed. It sounded so simple so I expected it to be kind of boring. It wasn't. I am amazed. I want to buy a 5000000lb bag of shrimp and eat this for the rest of my life lol. I didn't have lime juice used tamarind juice instead. Pros: easy to make delicious healthy quick Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
The most flavorful shrimp i've ever made and my favorite shrimp recipe to date. Try it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
I added rice and water after it was already cooking. Once the rice was done I added the rest of the ingredients. It was very good and filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2016
Great shrimp recipe I really like this shrimp recipe on rice. Sometimes I brown the rice before cooking it to give it a little more flavor. You can also grill the marinated shrimp rather than cook in a skillet. Pros: Easy flavorful Read More