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Sous Vide Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Sous vide shrimp at 140 degrees F for 15 minutes, then serve with veggies, rice and my recipe for avocado cream sauce or make shrimp tacos! You can use fresh or frozen shrimp.


Cilantro Lime Shrimp:

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp butter, cut into rough chunks
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Avocado Cream Sauce:

  • 1/2 avocado, skin & pit removed, roughly diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  • Preheat water bath using immersion circulator. Preheat to 125 degrees F for very rare, 130 degrees F for rare, 135 degrees F for medium-rare, and 140 degrees F for medium. 140 degrees F is my favorite.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add them to a vacuum seal bag or zipper top bag. Add lime juice and toss until shrimp are coated. Add butter and distribute evenly through the bag. Remove the air using a vacuum sealer or other air removal method.
  • Once the water bath is preheated, add the bag of shrimp. Cook for a minimum of 15 minutes, up to an hour.
  • While the shrimp is cooking, add all ingredients for the avocado cream sauce to a food processor. Process until smooth. Taste and add more lime juice or salt if you desire.
  • Remove shrimp from bag and toss with cilantro. Discard the liquid in the bag.
  • Serve shrimp with rice and your favorite veggies and top with avocado cream sauce, or make shrimp tacos with corn tortillas and shredded cabbage.


  • If using frozen shrimp:
    • There will be a lot more liquid in the bag and you should discard this after cooking
    • Your new minimum cook time is 30 minutes
  • If you're not ready to eat immediately after sous viding, store in the fridge up to 3 days in sealed bag.
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Dinner
Author: Chelsea Cole
Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 421mg, Sodium: 1681mg, Potassium: 338mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 616IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 251mg, Iron: 3mg
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