Cilantro Lime Shrimp
This is a fun twist to a classic seafood treat. Sounds perfect for summertime to me! Especially when you pair it with a fresh, no-oak Chardonnay. One that has crisp citrus tones that you may find in the Central Coast. Delicious.
- 2 Tbsp high smoke point oil such as grape seed oil, or canola oil
- 1-2 Serrano chiles, sliced into thin rings
- 1-2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1-2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Place a large sauté pan or a wok over your strongest burner on high heat. Let the pan heat up for a minute and then add the oil. Use a high smoke point oil since you will be cooking the shrimp on very high heat. Let the oil heat until it’s shimmering. If it starts to smoke, remove the pan from the heat for a moment.
2 Add the chiles to the pan and toss to coat with oil. Cook 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and garlic to the pan and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat with oil. Let the shrimp cook undisturbed for 1 minute before tossing again so they get a little bit of a sear. Stir-fry until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
3 Turn off the heat and mix in the cilantro, then the lime juice.
Serve hot or at room temperature. Serve alone, over rice, or in a folded heated flour or corn tortilla.