I found this recipe on Pinterest.  It came from a food blog, Lanascooking.  Love lime, love cilantro, love shrimp, then you will love this recipe.   Fast and easy to put together. Great dinner for two.

cilantro lime shrimp


Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, I use much less
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped, remove seeds and veins for less heat
  • 1/4 red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound shrimp, split and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Melt the butter and oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion and jalapeno.
  3. Cook, stirring until the onion begins to wilt, approximately 3 minutes.
  4. Add the red pepper flakes and oregano.
  5. Continue cooking until the onion becomes translucent, approximately 3 additional minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are soft.
  8. Add the shrimp, zest and lime juice, salt and black pepper.
  9. Cook until the shrimp are just opaque. Be careful not to overcook.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro.

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