4.92 from 12 votes

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

Easy to prepare and bursting with all the best flavors, this mouthwatering Cilantro Lime Shrimp will take you just 20-minutes to throw together!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
marinate5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa



  • Prepare the Marinade/Sauce - In the bowl of a large food processor or blender add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, shallots, oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Process until fully combined and season with additional salt, pepper, or lime juice, to taste.
  • Marinate the Shrimp - Transfer the fully thawed and peeled shrimp to a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro lime marinade. Mix well to combine. Allow shrimp to marinate for at least a few minutes or up to 1 hour. Meanwhile, reserve the remaining marinade to serve as a dipping sauce once the shrimp have been fully cooked.
  • Cook the Shrimp - Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and swirl to coat the surface of the pan. Add the shrimp in a single layer, working in batches as needed to prevent over-crowding. After 1-2 minutes (max!) flip the shrimp and cook the other side for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until completely cooked.
  • Serve shrimp with the reserved cilantro lime sauce and drizzled with fresh lime juice, if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1519mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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