Ever take a bite of something and say that it should be celebrated? Here it is! Cilantro lime shrimp. This dish should have it’s own holiday. But then I suppose that would only be one day out of the year. This shrimp deserves more than just one day.
Cilantro and lime together is a classic taste. These are two ingredients I always have on hand. Now that I’m really taking the time to think about it I wonder how much I spend on cilantro a year? If only I could keep any plant alive for more than a day I would consider growing my own.
This shrimp was super easy to make and really quick too. I tossed the shrimp to coat it with some sea salt and cumin. Mmm Cumin. What is cilantro and lime without a little cumin?? It’s only natural that they should go together in this dish.
Cook a little garlic in a pan with olive oil, toss in the shrimp and cook over medium heat for about 7 minutes or so. Remove from the heat and toss with some lime juice and cilantro. This shrimp is so good you could just eat it by itself. I however have some other plans for mine, perhaps some shrimp tacos?! Yumm!!
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- 1/2 pound shrimp
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat
- Toss shrimp with sea salt and cumin then place in heated pan
- Cook the shrimp thoroughly and then remove from heat
- Squeeze the juice from half a lime over the shrimp and then toss with the cilantro
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