Apr 252011

Shrimp with cilantro and lemon

This is a very simple recipe for shrimps, it is tasty if you like cilantro. Now that the weather if getting warmer (at least for us living in Southern California) I like to make a nice salad and top it with these shrimps. It sure makes a great meal and it is very healthy…shrimps are low in fat ;-).


1 lb of shrimp, clean and deveined
2 garlic clove finely chopped
Β½ lemon, juice freshly squeezed
Β½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon cooking wine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil



Mix all the ingredients except the cilantro. In a pan heat the olive oil and fry the shrimps both side, when the shrimps are done add the cilantro and remove from the heat. Serve the shrimps on top of a green salad of your choice.



Enjoy this simple and easy recipe!

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From Kitchen Flavours, she is sweet and always share yummie recipes.

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By the way, I am linking this post to Hearth and Soul.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that cilantro is also called Chinese parsley? Moreover, coriander is the dry fruits of cilantro which is used widely in curries.

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  93 Responses to “Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon”

  1. This salad looks very refreshing Juliana! I love shrimps and they are perfectly matched with the cilantro!

  2. Great flavors- so fresh n light!
    Congrats on your awards- very well deserved πŸ™‚
    US Masala

  3. Love shrimp and cilantro. Will definitely be trying this dish now that it’s warming up!

  4. Such a yummy summery salad! Cilantro is soooo good. I find myself finding reasons to sneak it into recipes. Won’t have to do that with this lovely salad πŸ™‚ Well done and thanks for the link back!

  5. Juliana I love shrimps so much!! I love this plate. Hope you have a lovely and nice Easter! gloria

  6. I love cilantro and that salad before you even put the shrimps on it looks yummy.

  7. Lemon and cilantro are some of my favorite flavors. And they are perfect for warmer weather! Your salad topped with the shrimp looks and sounds wonderful!

  8. What a great recipe, so perfect for Spring and Summer! I love cilantro, so fresh and bright πŸ™‚
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

  9. This is definitely one crazy healthy and delicious dish! Love how fresh flavored it is.

  10. Great flavors!

  11. Yum! Love the combination of lemon and cilantro.

  12. This is a perfect good weather recipe. You combined such wonderful textures, flavors and colors. Looks delicious.

  13. Yummy! You always make my favorite dish πŸ™‚ So hungry now.. πŸ™‚

  14. LOVE cilantro and a great pairing with shrimp and lemon. I love a heart warming and tangy dish when the weather gets nicer.

  15. looks like perfectly cooked shrimp to me!

  16. Our weather are getting hotter too, good to have such appetizing dish.

  17. My favourite seafood and looks so good!

  18. This looks yummy! I love coriander and it’s perfect with seafood. It looks so nicely cooked, it’s making me very hungry right now.. πŸ™‚

  19. this looks like an excellent weeknight dinner. so fresh and healthy

  20. Looks so refreshing and delicious..congrats on your awards.

  21. Corriander is so fresh and tasty, great with the shrimps too, Yumm…

  22. What a great dish! I can imagine that the taste is so bright and flavorful…love the herbs and lemon!

  23. What a fabulous salad! I love prawns and this salad certainly is my cup of tea! Love it! Congratulations on the well deserved awards! Am really honored to share it with you! Have a lovely day!

  24. Hi Juliana, I love light salads like these as we move into warmer times. Your shrimp look perfectly cooked, garlicky and good!

  25. Oh I’m on such a spring/summer salad kick and this looks just about perfect! Thanks for sharing and hope you had a great Easter!

  26. I love shrimp with cilantro and lemon and perfect for this heat, a nice salad with tasty shrimp..great recipe and congrats on your awards!!


  27. This looks so good, Juliana…! I love simple recipes like this. Would definitely try this in the future especially because LOVE prawns!

  28. Lovely combination of flavours!

  29. So pleased we’re all getting into the salad mode! Love shrimp and your combo looks marvelous.
    You deserve all the awards, Juliana!

  30. This salad looks fantastic. These flavors are some of my favorite…cilantro, garlic, and lemon paired with shrimp. It makes me think of summer and spending my days outside. Can’t wait!

  31. Oh, these shrimp look tasty and so easy. Thanks for sharing. They would be a perfect topping to pasta as well. Yum!

  32. Yummy! I love the simplicity and freshness of this salad. The perfect dish to usher in the outdoor season. Congratulations on your two awards! Your blog is indeed lovely and stylish. πŸ™‚

  33. I am a freak for cilantro. I absolutely love them, so this dish is a winner for me. Very refreshing.

  34. lovely spring recipe you can eat fish for breakie and hubby can eat something else πŸ™‚

  35. Love shrimp! Looks delish!

  36. Oh Juliana those flavors, cilantro, garlic, lemon that is bound to make the shrimp even more yummier. Love it. I might actually start eating salad.

  37. Your shrimp look delicious – perfect warm weather food! Happy to hear about your awards too – way to go!!!

  38. OMG..Juliana, I love cilantro and lemon and shrimps.How did u make something which is my most favorite food ever? πŸ™‚ Simply yummm!

  39. These shrimps look so good. We love shrimps and it is always great to find a new way to prepare them.
    Thank you,

  40. Thanks for this healthy salad recipe with shrimp, yum! I just planted two little cilantro plants in my veggie garden so here’s keeping my fingers crossed that they grow up to be two large cilantro plants;-) I love cilantro and use it all the time;-)

  41. Delicious Juliana! Count me in.

  42. delicious salad flavourful shrimp

  43. A lovely preparation of shrimp, terrific flavors with cilantro and lemon!

  44. You can never go wrong with shrimp. So versatile and they cook in a snap.

  45. Congratulations on your awards! πŸ˜€ And I love shrimp for a low calorie but delicious meal!

  46. So simple to put up but very flavorful and delicious!

  47. Hi Juliana~! This is a very easy and yummy recipe that we all can enjoy! I’m going to put it in my folder now. Thank you for sharing! SF Bay Area was nice weather today.. I assume Southern Calif was much warmer than here…

  48. Perfect for this hot weather!

  49. what a tasty dish (and healthy too!!) the garlic and cilantro must give this a yummy flavour punch! ohh and congrats on your blog award πŸ™‚

  50. I love cilantro and this dish looks very yummy.:)

  51. Wow…love the simplicity in recipe…looks yum….

    Can u tell me which software u r using to edit those gorgeous pics….?

  52. Mmmmm sounds like something off a Mexican kitchen! Well at least cilantro always reminds me of salsa πŸ™‚ Love the combination!

  53. I love cilantro and this looks refreshing!

  54. I love the flavours of cilantro although I think we call it coriander here in Oz πŸ™‚

  55. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful and fresh recipe, Spring is really here!

  56. Yum! Another recipe I can add to my “summer of shrimp.” This looks fabulous! πŸ™‚

  57. Those shrimps look so succulent and delish with all sorts of greens.

  58. I love simple, fresh, and light dishes like this, especially with summer approaching!

  59. Hi There, This is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented. Have a great day …Regards, Sonia !!!

  60. Your salad looks marvelous! Shrimp and cilantro- how could you go wrong? Sounds like the perfect summer salad with a nice, bright pop of flavors.

  61. Wow, these look delicious… so refreshing and light! I love shrimp so count me in!

  62. Mmmm, I love shrimp (we call them prawns) and I love cilantro, great combo. Enjoy your warmer weather. It’s cooling down drastically for us and also VERY wet at the moment. Sigh. Good baking weather though πŸ˜‰

  63. I love shrimp a lot and this is such a perfect salad for Spring πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing it with hearth and soul hop πŸ™‚

  64. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. Your shrimp is a perfect example of why they have come your way. It sounds delicious and I’d love to try it. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  65. oh this sounds perfect!

  66. I love shrimps and this is simple yet classic. Lovely flavors!

  67. Your food pictures are stunning! They look fabulous! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  68. Unfortunately, it’s getting cooler here, and I’m starting to stay away from salads….This salad looks delicious though!

  69. Thank you for dropping by. I like your ‘curiosity corner’, it’s a wealth of information you’ve got over here πŸ™‚

  70. Your pictures are simply amazing. Congratulations on your awards. There are few more for you at my blog. Please accept these πŸ™‚


  71. It’s (sigh) not spring here yet – but I have switched to spring eating. This lovely, simple shrimp is just the thing to put a spring in my step and bring spring into my home.

  72. Great simple recipe!
    I’m making this tonight! πŸ™‚

  73. i love putting in some cilantro into my shinese cooking too, they give a very nice fragrant and putting them into salad ia another great choice!

  74. One of my very favourite things to eat is a salad with shrimp on top. This recipe looks refreshing and light for Spring and Summer. I love cilantro!!

  75. Your photography is absolutely gorgeous! I’m always looking for salad ideas in the warmer months ahead and love salads with hot and cold flavors.

  76. I may not be a fan of the cilantro herb, however, I’m a huge fan of shrimp dishes…one of my favourites.
    I’m envying your S. Californian weather tight now…stop showing off. LOL
    Congrats on your well deserved award Juliana πŸ˜‰

    Ciao for now,

  77. I can eat cilantro with just about anything! Especially with shrimp!! This looks fabulous, Juliana!!

  78. I share your love of shrimp although I am not in love with cilantro. I think I’ll stick with regular parsley πŸ™‚ What a lovely salad for warm weather days.

  79. This sounds utterly delicious. The combination of flavors are absolutely to die for!

  80. Congratulations on your well deserved award. Great dish daaaaahling, healthy and full of lovely colour.
    *kisses* HH

  81. There is little that can top the flavors of lemon and fresh cilantro…So Good!

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop 45.

  82. I totally didn’t know that cilantro is called Chinese parsley! I LOVE fun facts … thanks for sharing! And this dish looks wonderful! My nana’s in southern Cali! I should share this with her!!! πŸ™‚

  83. Sounds so flavorful and healthy – love it!

  84. Simply delightful. I love shrimps as they are healthy and delicious.

  85. Mmm shrimp is one of my favorite proteins and I love how fast/flavorful this dish is!

  86. Congratulations on well deserved awards! Nice shrimp dish. Don’t you find that fresh herbs make all the difference in a dish with just a few ingredients?

  87. I would totally eat that right now, Juliana, in a bread bowl. I need my carbs, but I think a salad is perfect during hot days!!

  88. I love shrimp! This looks delicious!

  89. Congratulations on the blogging awards! I’m looking forward to checking out the blogs you recommended.

  90. i’m certainly not shrimp’s biggest fan, but i may very well chair the ‘i love cilantro’ club. well done!

  91. I’m a big fan of shrimp and love any kind of shrimp dish. Never tried cooking with shrimp and cilantro though, sounds fantastic. Your salad looks wonderful and yummy with all the different colours. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Must try some time.

  92. I love shrimps! However you make it, I am sure the first to help myself with second serving πŸ™‚