Cilantro-Lime Shrimp

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 22m
  • Rating ****

4 servings

While great on its own, either hot or cold, you can serve this Brazilian-style shrimp dish over rice or noodles for a more substantial meal.


  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2/3 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


In a medium bowl, toss together the onion, bell pepper, garlic, lime juice, salt and hot sauce and let marinate for 15 minutes.

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and bell pepper mixture, the shrimp, and 2/3 cup cilantro. Sauté until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Recipe reprinted by permission of All rights reserved.

RecID 10880

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