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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

Our cilantro lime shrimp recipe beautifully combines the juicy, semi-sweet flavor of shrimp with a bright and zesty mix of cilantro and lime, to create a dish bursting with flavor. The result is utterly divine — a perfectly served family-style dinner that only takes 22 minutes from start to finish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro lime shrimp, cilantro lime shrimp recipe, how to make cilantro lime shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 13 oz shrimp peeled, deveined, tails on, equals 24 oz unpeeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper divided
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp tabasco
  • 2 tbsp lime juice divided
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/8 tsp lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 0.5 oz jalapeño chopped
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain white rice
  • 8 oz avocado sliced


  • In a bowl, marinate shrimp with a spice blend of 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp tabasco, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp sriracha for 5 minutes.
    Step 1: Marinate shrimp with the spice blend for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, season the cooked rice with 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1/8 tsp lime zest, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.
    Step 2: In the meantime, season the cooked rice.
  • In a cast-iron skillet, heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Sauté 1 tbsp minced garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the marinated shrimp to the skillet with 1 tbsp unsalted butter. Sauté for 5 minutes until the shrimp turns pink and opaque.
    Step 3: Quickly sauté garlic in heated olive oil until fragrant. Add shrimp, butter and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and 0.5 oz chopped jalapeño on top.
    Step 4: Turn off the heat. Sprinkle cilantro and jalapeño on top.
  • Portion out and serve hot with cooked rice and 2 oz avocado on each plate.
    Step 6: Portion out and serve hot with rice and avocado.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 282mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg