Cilantro Lime Shrimp

This delicious Cilantro Lime Shrimp is so versatile it works as an appetizer, a main course, or the perfect addition to a salad. I served my Cilantro Lime Shrimp as part of an appetizer/wine party this past weekend, and it was a huge hit! It has the perfect combination of tang from the lime and cilantro, with a touch of heat from the cayenne…..

This delicious Cilantro Lime Shrimp is so versatile it works as an appetizer, a main course, or the perfect addition to a salad | cookingwithcurls.com

My original plan was to cook them on the grill, but it just won’t stop raining!!! So it was into the oven just before my guests arrived.

To prep the Cilantro Lime Shrimp, mix the oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and zest, cayenne, salt and pepper together in a large bowl…..

Cilantro Lime Shrimp marinade cookingwithcurls.com

add the peeled and deveined shrimp {and the cilantro if you forgot it}…..

Cilantro Lime Shrimp mix cookingwithcurls.com

Mix together to coat the shrimp, then cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, or preheat the grill. If you are using a grill, soak wooden skewers for 30 minutes before you use them. You won’t need to soak them if you are using the oven. 😉

Slide the shrimp and lime wedges {if using} onto the skewers and place them on a rimmed baking sheet…..

Cilantro Lime Shrimp skewers cookingwithcurls.com

Bake or grill for 8 to 10 minutes, until thoroughly cooked and no longer opaque…..

Tangy and delicious Cilantro Lime Shrimp for the perfect appetizer | cookingwithcurls.com

Serve with the skewers, or slide shrimp off into a bowl if serving to small children…they like to use them as swords at the dinner table!

If you haven’t already guessed, I love shrimp!! I make it all the time in all different kinds of ways, like in this Shrimp Fried Rice…..

Shrimp Fried Rice | cookingwithcurls.com

and Double Shrimp Pasta…..

Double Shrimp Pasta | cookingwithcurls.com

even a Shrimp Scampi Pizza…..

Shrimp Scampi Pizza with a thin, crispy crust, garlic-lemon sauce, and cheeses | cookingwithcurls.com

If you still need more shrimp ideas, check out my Seafood Pinterest Board.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Serves 4
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Main Course
This delicious Cilantro Lime Shrimp is so versatile it works as an appetizer, a main course, or the perfect addition to a salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 Medium limes, juice and zest
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Pound 16 to 20 count shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 4 skewers
  • additional limes cut into wedges

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, or preheat grill. If using a grill, soak wood skewers for 30 minutes.
Mix oil, cilantro, lime juice and zest, garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
Add shrimp and stir to combine.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
Slide shrimp onto skewers.
Place skewers on a rimmed baking sheet and place in preheated oven.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until cooked through and no longer opaque.
Serve with or without skewers.

Enjoy!!

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

Comments

  1. says

    I love cilantro and everything shrimp, so I’m keeping this one. I’m actually having a graduation party this Saturday and I’m thinking this would be a big hit. I always grow cilantro in the summer so I have it on hand.
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