Garlic, Cilantro, and Lime Sauteed Shrimp Recipe -
Garlic, Cilantro, and Lime Sauteed Shrimp Recipe
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Garlic, Cilantro, and Lime Sauteed Shrimp

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in hot oil until onion is soft and golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir shrimp into onion mixture; saute until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Add cilantro and lime juice; toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2014

This recipe is good for those nights when you don't have a lot of time or don't really feel like cooking! It turned out quite good. I only had a pound of frozen baby shrimp on hand, so I wound up halving the recipe and using it as a filling for shrimp fajitas. I also kicked it up a little with about a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2015

Didn't like this one. Very bland.


9 Ratings

Oct 27, 2014

I made half a recipe and followed it to a T. We use a similar recipe on this site that uses more lime (and a marinade time before grilling) that we enjoy more. We may have again on days when grilling isn't an option and allow the shrimp to marinate for about 15 minutes before cooking.

Mar 08, 2015

Very yummy I put it over a bed of brown rice

Jan 15, 2015

Delicious, but I'll use more lime next time.

Nov 16, 2014

I can't eat shrimp so I used scallops.

Oct 27, 2014

I expected this to be good, but it was great. The ingredient list is short. The cooking technique is simple. I doubled the lime and cilantro. Eveyone wanted seconds!

Oct 21, 2014

I originally decided to make this because it looked easy and I had plenty of shrimp in the freezer and really had no expectations for the dish. I was very pleasantly surprised. The cilantro and lime was a nice fresh taste. My shrimp were large and my cooking time was slightly longer. Will definitely make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 346 mg
  • 115%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 38.1 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

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

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