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
May 13, 2015

It needed more spice, something was missing. it was ok


12 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.

Jun 15, 2015

I added one more juiced lime to this and grilled the shrimp. They were terrific.

Mar 08, 2015

Very yummy I put it over a bed of brown rice

Jul 27, 2015

So delicious! I added green onions and red pepper flakes to spice it up, also cooking short grain organic brown rice. Will be making this again for sure.

Feb 11, 2015

Didn't like this one. Very bland.

Jan 15, 2015

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


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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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