Spicy Cilantro Lime Shrimp 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes



  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 limes, zest one and juice both
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbs oil
  • butter
  • cayenne
  • cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Season the shrimp with the cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper.

Heat a large skillet over medium with the oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute before adding the lime zest and juice. Add the shrimp and let cook undisturbed until pink on one side, then flip on to cook the other side. About 2 minutes on the first side, 1 minute on the other. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro.

Optional sauce: Stir in 3 tbs butter and let melt. This silky sauce makes the shrimp irresistible as appetizers or can be used as a salad dressing ingredient.


Toss these on a guacamole salad and be prepared to wish you had an avocado tree.