HCG 2.0 Recipe – Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Updated: Nov 21, 2019
These shrimp are a delicious way to dress up your salad or perfect for snacking on their own.
When using shrimp, remember that they come in a variety of sizes which will be a factor in how many you eat for a 3.5 weighed raw serving size. The ones I used here are on the larger size (there are also jumbo). You may buy the bagged frozen shrimp but these are usually farm-raised. I always advise against farm-raised seafood while in P2 because they are usually significantly higher in fat. Though this is Omega-3 and Omega-6 fat – the good stuff, it will still affect how many calories you are getting. Farm raised is significantly higher in saturated fat as well. Shrimp straight out of the ocean has virtually no saturated fat.
When it comes down to it, if you like shrimp you can most definitely look forward to eating this recipe in P2, but take the extra calories of farm-raised shrimp and seafood in general, into account. Also, if it is farm-raised try to find seafood from the U.S.
In this recipe, you can definitely grill the shrimp on skewers or stir fry in a pan on the stove. You can also add about a 1 Tbs of coconut oil to the marinade to give it a creamier texture and flavor.