Lime Cilantro Shrimp
Cilantro is one of those things that some people love and some people hate. I’m a cilantro lover, no doubt about that, and these Lime Cilantro Shrimp are one of many reasons for that. The dish is fast to make — you can have a fresh dinner on the table in just a few minutes.
The preparation of the shrimp and the sauce is as simple as it can get. The shrimp is just sauteed in butter (or oil if you prefer) and the sauce is fresh lime juice and a whole mess of cilantro. That’s it. Nothing more complicated than that, but the shrimp is a dynamite main dish or perhaps a nice appetizer. And while the dish is simple, it’s also full of flavor and very satisfying.
(FYI Folks, I took a small vacation last week, but we’ll be back at it at least until Labor Day.)
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 Tbsp. butter (or oil)
- 4 limes (juiced) and one more for garnish
- 1-2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 to 1 bunch cilantro, chopped fine
- Combine 1 Tbsp. sugar and lime juice and set aside.
- Saute the shrimp in the butter until just opaque, then add the lime juice and stir, until lime is slightly thickened. Add the cilantro and stir again.
- Serve over rice with a lime garnish.