Ginger Garlic Shrimp

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Ginger Garlic Shrimp

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This one is a quick and easy meal that is perfect literally any day of the week!

Today for our $20 Tuesday recipe we bring you delicious Ginger Garlic Shrimp. This dish is quick to make, colorful, and packed with flavor!

WOT we love about this recipe: It comes together in about 20 minutes and is very budget-friendly too, tallying in at around $20!

We served this with steamed Basmati rice, but additional sides you could include are baby spinach or steamed snow peas.

Ginger Garlic Shrimp

Servings 4
Cost $20


  • 1 tbsp peeled, chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 14 oz can of low sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lb frozen shelled medium shrimp – deveined and tails off
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
For serving:
  • 2 cup cooked Basmati or brown rice
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • additional red pepper flakes


  • In a small bowl, combine first 6 ingredients. Add ¼ tsp black pepper, stir until well blended. Set the seasoning mixture aside.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cook 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add the seasoning mixture that was set aside, cook 1 minute stirring frequently.
  • Add broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and lemon juice, simmer 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and salt.
  • Add shrimp to the pan cooking 4-5 minutes stirring a few times, until no longer translucent, do not overcook.
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Note: $20 is an approximate cost for this dish. The actual price of all ingredients may vary.


All photos by Lorianne DeVita

by Camila Alves McConaughey