Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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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.

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins



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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