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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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Created by Mariam E.
A healthy low cab meal for an everyday choice. Made with simple ingredients and little prep work, this meal will keep you full and satisfied for a long time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimps
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic paste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Marinate the shrimps with all the ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Bring a large iron skillet to high heat, then add the olive oil and butter.
  • Place the pieces of shrimps a little apart from each other and cook until fully cooked and have a golden brown crunchy look.
  • Serve with broccoli and couscous or any side dish of your choice.


  • A cast iron skillet is perfect for cooking these shrimp, or use a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Space the shrimp out, so they don't touch and they cook evenly.
  • Shrimp will turn to an opaque pink, when they are cooked. If the shrimp curl up into little O shapes they're overcooked. Perfectly cooked shrimp should be a C in shape.
  • The best way to defrost frozen shrimp is in a colander in the fridge overnight. 
  • Allow your shrimp to marinate for at least an hour.
  • Go for freshly squeezed lime juice, for the best flavor.
  • Add some chili flakes for a pop of spiciness.
  • This dish is gluten free.
Nutrition facts excluding couscous. You can substitute the side for what fits better with your diet preference.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 46.3g | Fat: 7.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 854mg | Sugar: 0.4g
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