Cilantro Lime Shrimp is a quick and easy weeknight meal full of fresh, bold flavors and colorful ingredients! It’s like summer on a plate (but you can make it all year round!). This 30-minute, one-pan recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, ketogenic, and high-protein.
Easy 30 minute one skillet dinner
You will love how vibrant and colorful this dish turns out! It’s easy enough to serve as a weeknight dinner, make ahead for lunch and a snack, or prepare for a special occasion with family and friends.
- This quick and incredibly flavorful Cilantro Lime Shrimp Dish comes under 30 minutes and requires only a cooking pan! Cleaning is minimal! Because it’s so easy and delicious, it could become a new family favorite to add to your regular evening rotation.
- As easy as this recipe is, it tastes like a Restaurant quality dish and looks beautiful on a plate. Perfect dinner for entertaining guests – easy to make but chic!
- There are many ways to serve cilantro lime shrimp. Serve it as is, or with rice or pasta — I recommend this delicious Greek Orzo with Tomato and Feta. It’s a perfect recipe to mix with store-bought ravioli or tortellini. Or simply add it to your favorite salad, e.g. B. Mango and avocado salad.
- And if you don’t like coriander, just use fresh basil instead.
Make this summer dinner all year round!
Because cilantro-lime shrimp has bright, summery flavors, it’s a perfect dish to share at your favorite summer events – backyard barbecues, picnics, potlucks, and block parties. And the best thing is that This easy recipe uses basic ingredients that are easy to find year-round! Cilantro Lime Shrimp will bring summer and refreshing flavors to your table no matter how cold or warm it is outside! If you’re looking for more inspiration for a similarly flavored dinner, don’t miss these 2 delicious recipes: refreshing cilantro-lime shrimp pasta and reader-favorite cilantro-lime and black bean shrimp and rice.
Why you will love it
- The combination of flavors is amazing! The savory cilantro-lime flavor pairs beautifully with pan-seared shrimp seasoned with smoked paprika, Italian spices and red pepper flakes.
- The juiciest shrimp. Shrimp are quickly seared to perfection in a skillet with olive oil and spices. This recipe will show you how to properly cook shrimp so they turn out delicious, juicy, tender and never dry and rubbery.
- Nourishment. Cilantro Lime Shrimp is ketogenic, low-carb, gluten-free, and high in protein.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Cilantro Lime Shrimp are quick and easy 30-minute one-pan weeknight meal Packed with fresh flavors and ingredients! Your family will love bold flavors and vibrant colors. It’s like summer on a plate (but you can do this all year round!). It’s gluten free, low carb, ketogenic and high in protein.
Seasoning for shrimp
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon Italian spice
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon Salt taste good
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- 1.5 Pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined (large – about 15-20 pieces per pound)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed + extra
- ½ Cup fresh coriander chopped + extra
In a large bowl, combine shrimp with the spices: smoked paprika, chili powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt. Throw to cover.
Heat a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add olive oil – it should run easily but not sizzle or burn. Add shrimp without overcrowding (you may need to cook in 2 batches).
Cook the shrimp, turning once or twice, over medium-high heat, until pink in color, about 3-4 minutes total.
Add freshly squeezed lime juice and ⅔ chopped fresh cilantro over low heat. Mix to combine. Adjust the seasoning if needed: add more salt, red pepper flakes, lime juice, etc. Add 1 more tablespoon olive oil if needed.
When serving, sprinkle with the remaining ⅓ of the chopped fresh coriander.
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- Use large raw shrimp, not a small kind. Also, do not use pre-cooked small shrimp. If you use large raw shrimp and cook with spices, you get so much more juice and so much more flavor!
- For raw shrimp, make sure they are peeled and deveined.
- Use freshly squeezed lime juice - it's not as acidic and has a much richer flavor.
- lime or lemon juice both work great.
- Use fresh basil if you don't like cilantro.
Storage and reheating tips
Because this recipe doesn't require cream or cheese, it's super easy to store and reheat. You can also easily forward and freeze it.
- Refrigerator. Store cooked cilantro lime shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Freezer. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
- Reheat in the microwave. Warm up in the microwave for about 1 minute. Taste and heat for another 30 seconds if necessary.
- Reheat on the stove. Heat this dish in a large, high-sided skillet on the stovetop over low-medium heat. Add a small amount of olive oil as you reheat to prevent the cilantro lime shrimp from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
What to serve with it?
- Rice. Cook some long grain rice (e.g. jasmine rice) or prepare your favorite flavored rice. Be sure to try these delicious Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans and this delicious Sun Dried Tomato Basil Rice.
- cauliflower Rice, roasted cauliflower, or mashed cauliflower are great and healthy side dishes for Cilantro Lime Shrimp.
- Andean millet. Boil quinoa in chicken broth to increase richness. Then mix with chopped garlic and fresh herbs.
- Vegetables. This is a great recipe to use up those veggies you have in your fridge. Good choices include broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, mushrooms, green beans, and cooked spinach. Use your favorite method of cooking vegetables: steamed, sautéed, or grilled.
- Pasta. Boil a small amount of pasta seasoned with butter or olive oil, salt and pepper. I suggest spaghetti, angel hair pasta, penne, fly pasta, orzo or gnocchi. Or serve the shrimp over Greek orzo with tomatoes and feta.
- Bought ravioli or tortellini goes well with cilantro lime shrimp and turns it into a balanced meal.
- Salad. Make your favorite salad (I recommend mango avocado salad) and add shrimp as a topping.
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