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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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Cilantro and lime make this simple shrimp dish outstanding – and it takes just minutes to make! We serve it over rice or with a big avocado and lettuce salad.

Cilantro and lime make this simple shrimp dish outstanding – and it takes just minutes to make!Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I also enjoy Honey Garlic Shrimp, Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad and Indian Shrimp Curry.

How To Make Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Cilantro Lime Shrimp – quick and easy!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

5 from 16 votes
1
Cals:119
Protein:19
Carbs:2
Fat:3
Cilantro and lime make this simple shrimp dish outstanding – and it takes just minutes to make! We serve it over rice or with a big avocado and lettuce salad.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Cilantro and lime make this simple shrimp dish outstanding – and it takes just minutes to make!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 2 /3 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, from 1 medium lime
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Season the shrimp with cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the oil to the pan, then add half of the shrimp. Cook them undisturbed for about 2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and cook until opaque throughout, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and the remaining shrimp to the pan and cook, undisturbed, for about 2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, add the garlic, and cook until the shrimp is opaque throughout, about 1 minute.
  • Return the first batch of shrimp to the skillet, mix well so that the garlic is evenly incorporated and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over all the shrimp. Add the cilantro, toss well, and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 /3 cup, Calories: 119 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 144 mg, Sodium: 140 mg

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237 comments on “Cilantro Lime Shrimp”

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    Al VanCaeseele

    Awesome dish. Quick and very easy to make. Served it with a Mexican slaw and it was a perfect meal. Best shrimp dish I have made.

  2. This recipe was soooo good! I regret I didn’t double it!

    It was delicious, we all loved it (as well as our 3 yo!) 

    Thank you for this easy recipe!

  3.  This dish was so good, so refreshing on a hot summer night. All I had was Trader Joe’s already cooked frozen shrimp. So we ended up throwing all of the ingredients in to the pan together while I heated up the shrimp. It was delicious. I served it with wild rice which was a great complement to the sauce. I love this and will absolutely make it again.

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    Stephanie Clancy

    I served this with shredded cabbage and tortillas for shrimp tacos. The 4 of us give it 8 thumbs up!

  5. This was an easy, quick recipe that tastes fabulous.   Great for a week night when I got home late from work.  I shared it with my daughter in college, it will be perfect for her to make in her new apartment.  

  6. This is soo good,I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking shrimp recipes. I am a first time and I didn’t fail,let me tell you-fine just fine.And it still weighs on my mind.Went down fairly easy and easy to chew 2.God I just loved it!Totally installing the food network app.DELICIOUS

  7. Soooooo yummy! I’ve made cilantro lime shrimp before but never with cumin. This is definitely going in the rotation. I just ate with woke white rice, super good 

  8. This was delicious! I added more cumin than it called for ( love me some cumin) used garlic paste and let the shrimp sit in it for a few minutes. Served with roasted green beans and a side of couscous.

  9. GINA, would it turnout the same if I baked the shrimp in the oven like some of your other recipes ? If so do you have a recommended heat setting and time ?

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    Elizabeth Epler Jones

    Made this tonight with brown rice and French green beans. It was extraordinary!! And soo easy. Dinner was so pretty, we actually set the table and ate as a family! Can’t wait to use the leftovers in a shrimp taco with fresh avocado! Thank you!