Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 171 kcal


  • 1 lb tail-on jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Big pinch of 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.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Cholesterol 241mg 80%
Sodium 1485mg 62%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 20.5g 41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.