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    Weeknight Dinner: Cilantro Lime Shrimp

    Cilantro lime shrimp is a quick and easy recipe for the grill. It is healthy and tastes best if you use fresh large deveined and peeled shrimp. We sometimes eat it over a salad or just enjoy it with grilled corn. Also, a nice cold margarita goes well with this dish!

    I wanted to post this recipe because so many of my friends have had this at my place and they are always asking for the recipe.  (Ana and Monica to name a couple)

    Also, must give credit to my mom.  I recall having to call her at least 2 times when making any one of her recipes or making any type of Indian dish.

    What is your favorite food to grill in the summer?

    Recipe for Cilantro Lime Shrimp
    15 large jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp (roughly 1 lb)
    1  1/2 cups fresh cilantro
    2 tsp garlic (for best flavor use fresh garlic and not the minced garlic from a jar)
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1-2 tsp fresh ginger
    2 tbsp olive oil (can add more if needed)
    1/2 of a green chili (feel free to adjust based on your preference for spicy food)
    Pinch of salt 
    fresh ground black pepper
    fresh lime 

    1. Add all the ingredients (except the lime) into a food processor and mix
    2 Add the cilantro marinade to the uncooked rinsed shrimp, mix, and then place shrimp and marinade in a large zip lock bag and shake. Marinate in the refrigerator. Best is 2-3 hours but even 30 min-1 hr is ok. 
    3. Grill the shrimp for 5-6 minutes or if you don't have a grill just place in a wok with a bit of olive oil and cook over medium to high heat until shrimp are cooked.  (roughly 5 minutes)
    4. Squeeze some fresh lime on top and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!

    Reader Comments (21)

    I am loving your blog!! This shrimp is looking amazing, I will have to try it =)
    p.s. Taking pictures is very fun! Thanks for your nice comment on mine..

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal

    Oh this looks so yummy!!!

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterminnja

    Ohh I love sea food...I am writting this one down:) Thanks darling and those are beautiful photos:) Kisses and I am following you now:)
    Happy Wed!

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Mieczan

    This looks good. Only if I wasn't a vegetarian. P.S. My husband is a Doctorate of Pharmacy too! I just checked your About Me section and realized :o)

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanvi

    looks delectable!" rel="nofollow">

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViv

    Hmm - maybe I'll try this. It looks really yummy!

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachna

    That looks absolutely delicious!

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey Allure

    Oh yummmmmm, this looks delicious. I will definitely be trying this.

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTayebug

    Naina, this looks incredible!!! What a perfect weeknight dinner. I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for the recipe!


    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

    yummy!! shrimp is my fav. and this recipe looks like a quick thing..have to try it out..

    Mmmmmm....Follow you...xoxo

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophie Carmo

    that's some cooking..but i am a vegetarian :(

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSovina

    Ah this looks so delicious. I used fresh herbs last night with rice and shrimp!! Perfect for summer and so fresh:)

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlivelifeeatright

    Yum! Now I know what I'm going to have for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

    July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMartini

    You sure know how to make my jaw drop...SHRIMPIES!!!

    That looks SO delicious!

    July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    I love shrimp,especially in summers!! Thanks for sharing, it looks real good:)

    July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mommy

    This is going to be my weekend recipe! The shrimp looks amazing, and the limes.. mmmm!
    Thank you for sharing ♥

    July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

    Just tried to leave a comment, not sure if it worked... just in case, this looks delish and I will be trying for sure :) I love when recipes come to me, now only if the groceries could come through my screen as well!

    July 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle Attic

    OK mouthwatering pictures!! I need to make this recipe ASAP!
    Thank you so much for posting these I'm a seafood addict, always looking for new recipes!
    Definitely following you blog, you're a KEEPER!

    July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucia ♥

    I am making this for week-end :) Cheers! Thank u :)

    November 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersreebindu

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