Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauteed Shrimp Recipe -
Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauteed Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauteed Shrimp

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"Shrimp sauteed in cilantro, garlic, lime, salsa, and white wine. So simple, yet so delicious! A twist on the usual garlicky sauteed shrimp. The best shrimp recipe I have ever eaten. Served with tortillas or over rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Toss shrimp and half the cilantro together in a bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; saute onion until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir salsa, red bell pepper, white wine, red chile pepper puree, lemon juice, and lime juice into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp to salsa mixture; cook and stir until shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with remaining cilantro and add more lemon or lime juice to taste.
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Feb 13, 2014

Did all of the prep work early in the day, so all that needed to be done this evening was to sauté the onions and garlic, add the salsa mixture, heat and then add the shrimp…my kind d of meal. Used a red jalapeno instead of a red chile pepper (what I had on hand) which gave a lick kick of heat and added more lime juice. Delicious, easy, full of fresh flavor and tender shrimp, thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely will be made again.

Mar 25, 2015

This a quick meal that had a great big taste. We served it over white rice with black beans in it and roasted asparagus. There was none left at the end of dinner.


7 Ratings

Sep 28, 2014

Great!!! Entire family loved it! Easy to make, my great 12 year old son make the masterpiece. My 9 year old daughter went back after she was done (she is a picky eater to). We agreed that maybe adding a little more spice to it might make it better. We substituted the red chili puree for a dried red pepper that i dehydrated in my sweet dehydrator. Overall 9/10

Aug 25, 2014

This was so good. I made this in a pinch when I had some shrimp, but wasn't sure what to make with it. Very flavorful. Only wish I would have snapped a photo. No leftovers, so I'll have to take one next time!

Jul 27, 2015

I made a few changes, so this may very well be 5 star if you follow it to a T. BTW, I am very stingy with 5 star ratings -- in my book, 4 means great and 5 means amazing. I used 2 lbs shrimp, threw a little bacon grease in with the oil for extra flavor, reduced salsa to 12 oz cuz that's all I had, only used 1/2 bell pepper cuz that's all I had, used chicken broth instead of wine, and omitted chili cuz I was afraid it would be too spicy for the kiddo. Served over rice. Will definitely make this again. Also, this is the second time I made this. The first time I followed the recipe more closely, however, I used a sweeter wine, which was a terrible mistake. Dry wine is a must for this recipe.

May 16, 2015

This was delicious!

May 31, 2014

I followed the recipe and it turned out amazing! Will def make it again!


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  • Calories
  • 350 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 259 mg
  • 86%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1086 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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