Coconut Lime Shrimp

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// Coconut Lime Shrimp made and served in the glass Anyday dish, featuring succulent shrimp in a creamy coconut lime sauce.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

7-8 mins

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No airfare needed— Let the microwave transport you to a tropical island! This sweet and savory shrimp dish is packed with fresh lime, flavorful fish sauce, and sweet coconut. The microwave steams shrimp to perfection in 10 minutes or less. Want to keep it light? Substitute light coconut milk for full fat and serve with a bright and crunchy cucumber salad.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well..

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ small jalapeño, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup (200ml) full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 8 oz (225g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped (optional)
  • Fried shallots, for topping (optional)


  1. Combine oil, shallot, garlic, jalapeño, coconut milk, cornstarch, and fish sauce in the Anyday dish.
  2. Cover with the lid (knob lifted) and microwave for 3 minutes. Whisk to thicken the sauce.
  3. Add the shrimp and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes until the shrimp turns pink and is cooked through.
  4. Finish the dish with lime zest and juice, a pinch of salt, and cilantro if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • To bulk up the vegetables in this dish, substitute peppers with bok choy or cabbage.
  • Use chicken, tofu or pork loin instead of shrimp. Be sure to adjust cook times as needed!
  • Top with chili crisp or chili oil for a spicy kick.

Recipe notes

  • Why use a Shallow Anyday dish? Shrimp need plenty of room to spread out to cook evenly. A Shallow Anyday dish offers more surface area on the bottom, giving the shrimp enough room to steam to perfection!
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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Appliance Cook Time
Microwave in an Anyday dish 3 mins
Oven* 15 mins
Stove* 5 mins
Instant Pot* 16 mins
*includes preheating time

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