This easy dish is flavorful shrimp tossed in a cilantro lime sauce with a hint of garlic! Quick to the table and simple to prepare, this is one seafood dish you won’t want to pass up!
If you have followed the blog for a while, you know that early on, I steered clear of seafood as much as possible. I stuck to chicken and the occasional beef dish, but seafood….no thanks!
As years passed, my seafood loving hubby slowly introduced me to different items such as lobster, oysters, shrimp, crab, and more. The more I tried, the more I began to develop a taste for seafood and started having favorites.
Most recently, I accompanied him on a business trip to South Carolina where his boss and him introduced me to both raw AND baked oysters. Wow! Believe it or not, I am a huge fan. My favorite is the baked, but raw was quite tasty with the onion topping it had in the restaurant and we even came home and baked up our own version a few weeks later (recipe coming soon).
While we lived in Seattle, Washington, my kids were little and early in the “testing foods” season of life. They weren’t quite in the picky food stage, so trying new things was easy. All three of them developed a love for seafood early on and nowadays, they request lobster tails, oysters, and shrimp frequently!
Now, back to the shrimp dish…..
Last week, I picked up a few pounds of shrimp that were on sale. I wasn’t sure how I was going to prepare them, but given the sale and lack of dinner idea for that night, I couldn’t pass it up!
I sent a text to my hubby and told him to put his thinking cap on for how he wanted to cook these (he is the seafood cook in the family). He quickly replied “how about a garlic, lime, and cilantro version”. Fine by me, I got the night off from cooking, haha!
Using just a few ingredients, these shrimp are quick to the table and a dish any seafood fan will enjoy!
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp
- 1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- salt/pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, and garlic.
- Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Grill shrimp in a cast iron pan (or on skewers) for 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove from heat and serve!
Here is the cast iron pan I use and love! https://amzn.to/2t3WAkv