Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

Cilantro Lime Shrimp – best shrimp ever with cilantro, lime & garlic on sizzling skillet. Crazy delicious recipe, takes 15 mins. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 174 kcal


  • 1 lb tail-on jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, stems and leaves
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • fresh lemon wedges


  1. Season the shrimp with salt and cayenne pepper.
  2. Heat up a cast-iron skillet, add the olive oil, garlic and lightly saute before adding the shrimp. Stir and cook until the shrimp is half cooked. Add the cilantro, butter, stir to combine well with the shrimp. Add the lime juice and continue to cook the shrimp. Turn off the heat when the lime juice dries up and the shrimp is nicely cooked and slightly charred on the surface. Serve immediately with some fresh lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 789mg 33%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.