Boiled shrimp is combined with a lime, cilantro and garlic dressing then chilled. It’s perfect for an appetizer or to serve on top of a bed of greens for a healthy dinner salad.
Spring is here, and I’m ready to share some warm weather recipes with you. Today it’s a shrimp recipe. When it’s fresh, shrimp has a mild flavor and it blends well with just about any combination of ingredients you pair it with. This blend of cilantro, lime and garlic is a refreshing blend that’s a match made in heaven for shrimp, and very possibly my new favorite. I’ts just perfect for warm weather entertaining or simple and light dinner.
Most recipes for cilantro lime shrimp are sauteed and served hot, but I decided to let the ingredients mingle their flavors while chilling – hello warm weather food 😍.
This recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes and can be served at room temperature or left to chill for a few hours. The most time-consuming part is cleaning the shrimp and chopping the cilantro. Here’s the recipe. . .
- 1 pound fresh wild caught shrimp
- 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 to 4 cloves of crushed garlic (to taste)
- ½ cup fresh packed cilantro
- Make the shrimp
- clean and de-vein the shrimp and set aside
2 quartpan of water to boil
water boils, add the shrimp - cover and turn off heat
- let shrimp sit for 4 to 5 minutes
- drain and rinse in cold water
- Make the dressing
- using a food processor or sharp knife chop the cilantro along with stems - set aside
- place the juices,
oil and garlic into a jar or small bowl and shake or mix well
- mix in the chopped cilantro pour mixture over shrimp and serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve chilled
TIP. . .
- Avoid over-cooking the shrimp by turning off the heat once the shrimp are added to the boiling water. Wait a few minutes until they turn pink and feel tender, then rinse in cold water.
- Add a few stems when chopping herbs such as cilantro for a more intense flavor.
I hope you are ready for more seafood recipes because this week at #SundaySuper we are sharing all kinds of seafood recipes. There are so many varieties of seafood and so many ways to prepare it, and we have you covered! Check out the recipes below. And thank you, Claire, from Sprinkles and Sprouts for hosting this event.
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