How to Serve Costco’s Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Costco’s Cilantro Lime Shrimp are a tasty and convenient meal hack that can be deliciously served a bunch of different ways!

The marinated shrimp are peeled, deveined and fully cooked.  The shrimp comes in a 1.25 pound container which is more than enough for two people.

Cooked Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro

These ready to eat shrimp are kept in the refrigerated section near the chicken alfredo, stuffed peppers, etc.  Keep reading and let’s see if these shrimp need to end up in your shopping cart!

Taste Test!

The shrimp has a zesty and tangy flavor profile. The cilantro adds a fresh and bright note, while the lime juice adds tanginess and acidity.

The combination of cilantro and lime creates a refreshing and vibrant taste that pairs well with the natural sweetness of the shrimp. The shrimp itself is savory and slightly sweet, with a tender and juicy texture.

Overall, this is a flavorful and aromatic dish that balances the richness of the shrimp with the freshness of cilantro and the tanginess of lime.

My favorite way of using the shrimp was to toss them in with the riced cauliflower stir fry from Tattooed Chef that I picked up in the freezer section of Costco.  The cilantro and lime marinade paired extremely well with the sesame and ginger seasoning of the fried rice and made for and incredibly filling low calorie meal.

Cilantro Shrimp with Cauliflower Stir Fry

Cilantro Shrimp with Cauliflower Stir Fry

Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp Cauliflower Stir Fry

You can use the Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp to make a filling, delicious and healthy weeknight recipe! The shrimp are highly versatile with bright flavor tones.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 275 kcal


  • 12 ounces Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Stir Fry Frozen
  • 1/2 pound Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp
  • 2 tsp Peanut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Green Dragon Hot Sauce Optional


  • Add the oil to a wok and heat on High
  • Add the Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Stir Fry to the wok and toss every minute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the Cilantro Lime Shrimp and toss.
  • If using, add the Green Dragon Hot Sauce and toss.
  • Heat through for one more minute and serve.
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Other Ways of Serving the Shrimp

Here are some fun and creative ways to serve the cilantro lime shrimp:

Shrimp Tacos

Warm up some corn tortillas and fill them with the marinated shrimp, along with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, avocado slices, and a drizzle of sour cream or lime crema. Top with chopped cilantro for an extra burst of flavor.

Shrimp Salad

Toss the shrimp with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and a tangy lime vinaigrette for a refreshing and healthy shrimp salad. Add some crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese for a creamy touch.

Shrimp Skewers

Thread the shrimp onto skewers along with colorful bell peppers, red onions, and pineapple chunks. Grill or broil until lightly charred, and serve as a delicious appetizer or main course. Garnish with fresh cilantro for a pop of color.

Shrimp Quesadillas

Layer the shrimp between tortillas with shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos, and diced tomatoes. Cook in a pan until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy. Cut into wedges and serve with guacamole and salsa for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or meal.

Shrimp and Grits

Top a bowl of creamy cheesy grits with the cilantro lime shrimp and sautéed spinach for a Southern-inspired twist on a classic comfort food. Garnish with chopped scallions or chives for an extra burst of flavor.

Here is a link to a wonderful Shrimp and Grits recipe from Bobby Flay to get you started.

Shrimp Cocktail

Serve the shrimp chilled with a tangy cocktail sauce made from ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Arrange the shrimp on a bed of lettuce or in individual cocktail glasses for an elegant appetizer.

Shrimp and Avocado Stuffed Bell Peppers

Cut bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Fill the bell pepper halves with a mixture of diced avocado, shrimp, black beans, corn, and cheese. Bake in the oven until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted for a tasty and colorful stuffed pepper dish.

Shrimp Sliders

Make mini sandwiches with shrimp, slider buns, and a slaw made from shredded cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and lime dressing. Serve as a flavorful appetizer.

Enjoy getting creative with your shrimp and impress your guests with these delicious and unique serving ideas!

How Long do the Shrimp Last?

The marinated shrimp do not freeze well so you need to consume them within a few days of purchase.

There is a “Sell By” date on the package that is always for three days after the shrimp was prepared and placed in the deli cooler.  You will want to consume the shrimp by 4 days after the Sell By date.

It’s probably safe to keep them longer than 4 days past the Sell By date but the quality will have suffered. If you haven’t eaten them all by now then you probably didn’t like them very much in the first place.  Toss them!

Calories in the Shrimp

One serving of the shrimp is about 1/4 pound and has the following calories and nutritional information:

  • Calories: 112
  • Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 220mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 24g

These shrimp are the healthiest item you can find in the prepared food items at the Costco deli coolers.


The shrimp Costco uses for this meal are significantly smaller than the ones they use for their Shrimp Cocktail Platters.  If I had to guess I would say the shrimp were in the 40 count range.

The Cilantro Lime Sauce for the cooked shrimp has the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Canola Oil
  • Lime Juice
  • Sugar
  • Mirin (Sake, Sugar, Salt, Water, Yeast Extract)
  • Fish Sauce (Anchovy, Water, Salt, Sugar)
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Shrimp Base (Shrimp, Salt, Butter, Potato Flour, Paprika)
  • Chili Pepper
  • Shallots
  • Vinegar
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Onion
  • Allspice
  • White Pepper

There is a TON of different flavors packed into the marinade and the cilantro is plentiful.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp at Costco

Costco Value

The ready to eat marinated shrimp are Item Number 41398 and cost $9.99 per pound.

You get about 1.25 pounds of shrimp per container so expect to pay about $12-13 for the meal.

This is just about the same per pound cost of frozen 40 count shrimp so the fact that they have already been cooked and marinated makes them a bargain in my book.

Cost of Cilantro Lime Shrimp


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