I love Trader J’s.

We don’t often go because there is only one in the entire city and I usually stick to my local organic market, but we went last Saturday and I was in heaven. If you are strapped for cash and generally want to save money while still eating organic, go to Trader Joe’s! We got a ton of stuff, including wine and food for guests for $100. If I had stuck to my grocery list, I would’ve spent even less than that.

How does this have anything to do with shrimp? I was walking through the frozen section and spotted some really affordable and WILD shrimp. I never buy farmed, so I immediately threw it in my cart.

That’s how this baby was born.


Spicy Cilantro Shrimp

Spicy Cilantro Shrimp

This easy spicy Mexican-inspired sauteed shrimp with butter, jalapenos and cilantro is an easy healthy low carb dinner or lunch option for when you feel like something light yet special! Serve it with rice or a salad. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 252 kcal


  • 1 cup shrimp
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño diced with the seeds


  • Melt the butter over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and sauté on one side for about two minutes.
  • Add the garlic, cilantro and jalapeño.
  • Flip the shrimp and cook for one or two more minutes.
  • Serve with salad, white rice, sautéed veggies, whatever you like.


I only ate about half of this and saved the rest for my lunch the next day in a salad. Always make more and then repurpose leftovers!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 27gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 353mgSodium: 1100mgPotassium: 247mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 840IUVitamin C: 70.9mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 3.2mg
Keyword Mexican shrimp stir-fry, shrimp with cilantro, spicy shrimp recipe
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