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Cilantro lime shrimp – townie

I love making shrimp, it’s healthy, easy, fast and delicious!! This recipe comes via pinterest and turned out delicious! Had a nice kick and was pretty filling. I served over couscous.


cilantro lime shrimp
adapted from lanascooking


1 tblsp. butter
1 tblsp. olive oil
4cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 jalapeño, finely chopped I used canned
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. oregano
1 can diced tomatoes
1 lime, zest and juice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 pound shrimp, split and deveined
2 tblsp. chopped cilantro


Melt the butter and oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the garlic, onion and jalapeno.
Cook, stirring until the onion begins to wilt, approximately 3 minutes.
Add the red pepper flakes and oregano.
Continue cooking until the onion becomes translucent, approximately 3 additional minutes.
Add the tomatoes.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are soft.
Add the shrimp, zest and lime juice, salt and black pepper.
Cook until the shrimp are just opaque. Be careful not to overcook.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cilantro.


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  1. Pingback: Cilantro lime shrimp « ilonaskitchen

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