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Cilantro lime shrimp in a skillet

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Posted by: Ari Laing

Cilantro lime shrimp are one of the easiest dishes you will ever make! Seasoned with chili powder, cumin, lots of garlic, cilantro, and lime juice, these shrimp cook quickly and are packed with flavor. You'll love this simple, healthy protein in fajitas, tacos, rice bowls, and more! GF, DF

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Cilantro lime shrimp in a skillet
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro lime shrimp are one of the easiest dishes you will ever make! Seasoned with chili powder, cumin, lots of garlic, cilantro, and lime juice, these shrimp cook quickly and are packed with flavor. You'll love this simple, healthy protein in fajitas, tacos, rice bowls, and more! GF, DF
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: pan seared shrimp, shrimp fajitas, shrimp tacos
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Large skillet or pan
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil or other oil, such as olive oil, grapeseed, or canola oil
  • 1 ½ lb large shrimp raw, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice about 1 ½ limes, plus additional lime wedges for serving
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped (about ¼ cup fresh leaves, packed)

Instructions

  • Cook the shrimp. Heat 2 Tbsp avocado oil (or other oil) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add cleaned shrimp, then season with 1 tsp Kosher salt, ½ tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp ground cumin, and ¼ tsp black pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink on the first side.
  • Flip the shrimp. Once the shrimp turn pink, use tongs to flip them over, then add chopped garlic and fresh lime juice. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes, or until just cooked through. Note: tails should curl up a bit and the shrimp will be pink all over.
  • Finish, then serve. Turn off the heat, then sprinkle shrimp with 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro. Toss well, then serve immediately with additional lime wedges on the side.

Notes

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • We recommend buying peeled and deveined shrimp to cut back on prep time, but certainly you can clean them yourself. 

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
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