Copy Cat Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp – 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
An easy snack recipe is always a must. This Copy Copy Costco lime and cilantro shrimp does this so you can prepare your favorite store-bought snack, in a pinch, without leaving the comfort of your home.
It’s amazing how things seem so much fancier when it comes to seafood. Seriously.
Don’t believe me? Add shrimp, crabs, tilapia or any of the similar ones to the menu and see if things don’t get lively.
I wanted something awesome to decorate my guests’ table on New Year’s Eve, and nothing seemed to fit the bill. Fortunately, as at any other major crossroads in my life, Costco was there to save the day.
They have this reliable group of ready-to-cook or eat foods, depending on need. It’s amazing. It is foolproof. Everything is tasty, and everything always goes as promised. Including seafood.
I am not the real Italian examinee that my husband and his side of the family are. I can’t make the dinners of the seven fish. Some of the things I like, others I hate the lot. Particularly octopus.
Still, I totally crave and appreciate a solid seafood element for any good and special meal, especially during the holidays.
coriander and lime shrimp has always been there to save the day and satisfy my craving
However, as I get older, I don’t really feel the need or desire to combat holiday crowds, lines, fighting for parking spaces, etc.
So this year, the light bulb finally went out. I got smart and decided to recreate the recipe on my own, at home and using shrimp I already had on hand.
I have my moments, and my whole family agreed that this Copy Cat Costco Cilantro Lime shrimp was perfect.
It is perfect for Christmas dinner. It’s perfect for a New Year’s Eve party. It’s a real appetizer for the crowd, even for the most men’s team on the biggest game day of the year.
You really can’t go wrong, whether you decide to serve it hot or cold.
You can use medium or large sized raw shrimp. We suggest that medium, but larger, ones have a thicker finished product, which can make the presentation more attractive.
The olive oil is heated over medium-high heat in a large skillet. When hot, the garlic is stirred for cooking, but only for 30 seconds or so, and stirred frequently. There is not much wiggle room here, it can go from cooked to burnt and bitter very quickly.
Then the shrimp are stirred, tossed to cover and cooked for 2 minutes per side, until well cooked. Again, this is another important one, because overcooked shrimp are hard and rubbery.
Immediately transfer cooked shrimp to a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, freshly chopped coriander leaves, salt and pepper. Throw everything away to cover evenly.
At this point, you can serve the shrimp immediately, or you have the option to refrigerate them, serving when they are cold. We are a divided house when it comes to which is better. We love both senses.
The tender sautéed shrimp are mixed in a mixture of garlic, fresh lemon juice and coriander leaves for an easy snack.
Our Cat Costco Copy Lime and Cilantro shrimp are meant to please any crowd.
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