Lemon and Cilantro Shrimp


  • 20 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 lemons, zested
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Ground black pepper to taste


In a bowl, toss shrimp with lemon zest and cilantro to coat.

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Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle oil with salt, then stir in the shrimp, lemon zest, and cilantro. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with remaining oil, lemon zest, and olive oil from the skillet. Squeeze lemon juice over shrimp, season with pepper, and serve immediately.