Sunday, January 3, 2016

Garlic Cilantro Shrimp

If you are looking for a light, healthy dish to combat all the holiday treats you ate, look no further! Garlic Cilantro Shrimp is easy to throw together, even at the last minute.
I made this for lunch one day when I didn't have any leftovers and not a lot of time.  The kids loved it and ate all the shrimp.

Garlic Cilantro Shrimp

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
2 cloves minced garlic
20 shrimp, peeled and deveined 
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 lemon.
1/4 - 1/2 cup cilantro (depending on how much you like cilantro)
Salt and pepper
1/2 lb spaghetti

Peel and devein the shrimp. Zest the lemon then juice it and set aside. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. While it is cooking heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot add the shrimp. Cook for one minute then add the garlic. Cook for another two to three minutes until the shrimp is done. Reduce the heat to low and add the butter. After it is melted add the chicken stock and add about a tablespoon of lemon juice.

After the pasta is drained add it to the skillet along with the cilantro, a sprinkle of lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste. Toss together and serve immediately.

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