Shrimp with Garlic & Cilantro: Super Duper Easy!

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Need to get dinner on the table in a hurry? At the end of the day, spending a lot of time cooking isn’t my idea of fun. I want to get in, get out, and get on with it. I want something easy to prepare that’s delicious. This recipe for shrimp with garlic and cilantro is just right.

Shrimp with Garlic and Cilantro

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So here’s a little secret. Jungle Jim is not wild about fish. I can get him to eat it occasionally, but it’s under duress. However, he LOVES shrimp so all is not lost. This simple dish is one I threw together one evening. I had cilantro that I needed to use before it went bad (we love cilantro) and we wanted something light and not too heavy for dinner.

Recipe for Shrimp with Garlic & Cilantro


Shrimp with Garlic & Cilantro


  • 1 pound shrimp pre-cooked
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small bunch green onions chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Thaw shrimp if you're using frozen.

  2. Saute shrimp in lime juice till cooked.

  3. Add garlic and green onions and saute approximately 2 minutes.

  4. Add cilantro and saute till wilted.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

I served the shrimp over a bed of rice with peas. However, it would be good served over brown rice or noodles. If I was serving it over noodles I’d add a little butter to the lime juice when I cooked the shrimp and then be sure to add butter to the cooked noodles. Butter does make everything taste better!

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You might also enjoy Jungle Jim’s Shrimp Salad or Key Lime Shrimp Salad. Both are guaranteed to be hits but most of all…they’re easy! For dessert you might like Aunt Finnie’s Banana Nut Spice Cake. It is “jump back and kiss yourself” delicious!

If you’re looking for even more shrimp recipes, take a look at Cooking and Enjoying As Many Shrimp Recipes as You Can. If you’ve got Kindle Unlimited then it’s free!

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So what’s your favorite way to cook shrimp? I’m always on the lookout for something new to try.


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