Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

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Meryl Hausner


A friend brought this absolutely delicious dish to my house. I changed the original recipe by making the marinade and depending whether I had fresh shrimp or frozen, I prepared the shrimp separately & then added the marinade to the shrimp.

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1/2 c
fresh lime juice
1/4 c
lime or orange marmalade
3 large
cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/2 c
cilantro leaves, chopped fine
4 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/2 tsp
dried hot red pepper flakes
salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 lb
large shrimp, tail intact & deveined


1In a measuring cup whisk together lime juice, marmalade, garlic, cilantro, 3 tbsp. oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper: reserve 1/3 cup mixture in a small bowl for dipping.
2In a large zip-lock bag combine shrimp with remaining mixture & marinate, turning occasionally to coat shrimp for 45 minutes in the refrigerator.
3Drain shrimp and lightly pat dry between paper towels. In a large non-stick skillet heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium=high heat until hot.
4Saute half of shrimp until golden brown & cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
5Saute remaining shrimp in remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in same manner.
6Serve shrimp with reserved dipping sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Other Tag: Quick & Easy