Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

Published on November 30th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Aerial shot of Cilantro Lime Shrimp in a plate with the ingredients and dip on the side

Cilantro is a very popular herb used a lot in Mexican cooking. The fresh citrus flavor of this herb also makes it an excellent choice for seafood as it enhances these salty, fishy flavors. This recipe for Cilantro Lime Shrimp is a great way to see how this herb can bring shrimp taste to the next level. You can use this dish as an appetizer, with a salad, or with any of your favorite side dishes like rice or steamed vegetables. So when you’re in the mood for an easy, quick, and flavorful seafood dish, try this Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive oil

  • 1 ½ lb Jumbo Shrimp

  • 1/4 yellow Onion - diced

  • 2 cloves Garlic - minced

  • 1/4 cup Cilantro - chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

Instructions

Peel and devein the shrimp and rub old bay seasoning then let marinate in a bowl until ready to cook.

Using a large skillet or pan, add the oil and bring to medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, add the onions and cilantro, sauté for 3 minutes.

Add the seasoned shrimp and sauté for another 3 minutes.

Mix in the garlic and juice from the lime and cook for 1 more minute, then serve warm with your choice of sides or as an appetizer.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart