Cilantro Shrimp

Simple and quick.   Sometimes you just need easy, fast go-to dishes.  It’s those nights when you get home from work, you’re extremely tired, it’s dark outside (because of daylight savings time, its really late; or whatever), you and your family are very hungry, and you need something that is NOT pizza delivery or Taco Bell because you actually care about your arteries.  Not to mention the fact that these nights come up more often than not because this is real life.  Am I right?

Ok, onto the easy-peasy shrimp that you can pair with really anything. 

Cilantro Shrimp

1 pound shrimp, deveined and peeled

1 stick butter, melted

Juice of one orange

Juice of one lime

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

Combine the juices, cilantro and butter; add shrimp and give it a stir.


Coat a large pan with cooking spray.  Over medium heat, add shrimp and juice mixture.  Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously until shrimp is pink.  Done! 


You could put this over rice or polenta; maybe over a big Greek salad and some garlic bread.  Or wait, maybe smothered on TOP of some garlic bread and sprinkled with fresh parm (using the Pampered Chef rotary grater, by chance?).  That would be good…..Shrimp Bruschetta???

Or you could just eat it by itself with a big fat glass of Chardonnay.


Dixie Chik


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Couscous & Consciousness

    Perfect – I love dishes like this – I work evenings teaching yoga classes, so I’m always looking for things that I can either prepare in the afternoon, or throw together in 5 minutes flat when I get home – this works for me 🙂

  2. I have a big bunch of cilantro and a pound of shrimp ready — I’ve never tried cilantro with shrimp before! Thanks for the idea.

  3. Stella

    Yum! And, yes, you’re right (smile)!

  4. Tes

    I love cilantro and it’s always perfect with seafood. You definitely make this yummy dish looks so simple 🙂

  5. Kristen

    Sounds really tasty. My entire family would love these little tasty treats!

  6. ShawnsPlate

    This, along with some crusty bread & a crisp white, is going to be sooo my Saturday evening!

  7. Tiffany

    I am a HUGE fan of cilantro, this is right up my alley, thanks for sharing!

  8. Drick

    aahhhh, wonderful shrimp is indeed so easy and yours looks great – what part of the country do you live?

    1. Dixie Chik

      The heart of Alabama 🙂

  9. krsty

    I love simple recipe! And I think this is superb.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Becky

    Looks delicious! I love cilantro with anything. This would be good Bruschetta.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Yesim

    easy , healthy ,delicious…

  12. Rhonda

    Love cilantro, love shrimp!

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