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Camarones con Hierbas y Cítricos (Citrus-Herb Shrimp)

Bright and fresh from herbs and lime juice, this refreshing appetizer is a great snack when it's hot outside.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: about 2 1/2 ounces)


  • 2 pounds unpeeled large shrimp
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add shrimp; cook 5 minutes or just until shrimp are done. Drain; rinse under cold running water. Place shrimp in a large bowl; chill. Combine mint and remaining ingredients. Add to shrimp; toss well to combine. Chill 1 hour.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 114
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 18.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.4g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 138mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 371mg
  • Calcium: 57mg

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Camarones con Hierbas y Cítricos (Citrus-Herb Shrimp) Recipe