Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Prepare Coconut-Lime Rice.

Step 2

Meanwhile, process cilantro, next 7 ingredients, and 3 Tbsp. olive oil in a food processor 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Step 3

Sauté shrimp in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in cilantro mixture. Serve over rice.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis includes rice.

Ratings & Reviews

cateringbyheath's Review

February 18, 2013
Wow! So good! My dad came in to town for lunch, he ate three servings! My daughter doesn't eat shrimp, so I tossed a boneless breast of chicken in the food processor (with the remnants of the pesto) and then sautéed the chicken in a separate pan with some of the pesto, very very good! I used smaller shrimp, since they were on sale, super yummy!

ReviewSL's Review

November 14, 2012
Great! Husband was so disappointed that there were no leftovers!

LWestmoreland's Review

January 23, 2011
Very very good. I doubled this recipe, since the can of coconut milk was about 2 cups it would have been wasted, and I was glad I did!!! My family loved it and my husband went back for thirds.

joeymaggiesmom's Review

June 07, 2010
This was very good and super easy to make! I added a few Thai basil leaves to the pesto and increased the peanuts to about 1/4 cup. And because our family likes things really spicy/hot, I added a bit of Thai chili paste to increase the heat a bit. Will definitely make again!

Soxgirl15's Review

April 17, 2010
Nice, fresh, & easy recipe. My husband loved it! The rice had enough flavor to accompany the sauce and shrimp, but not overpower it.

HollyRae's Review

January 12, 2010
Absolutely wonderful. Love this recipe! I've made it several times and it's great every time.

BRONCO's Review

December 09, 2009

retrodicey's Review

November 11, 2009
This was easy to make, but I'm still not so sure about the outcome. It came out very tart so I'm wondering if the limes I used were just more tart than usual? I will try it again with a little less lime and a little more honey. It has great potential if I can get it right. I would say that a pitcher of margaritas would also go very well with this!

dgedecke01's Review

July 10, 2009
This recipe is DELICIOUS! It's worth a trip to the store if you don't have all the ingredients.

mriley6673's Review

March 25, 2009
This was a fabulous recipe! It was very easy to make as well. Enjoy!