Cilantro And Lemon Spiced Shrimp

cilantro lemon spiced shrimp

a simple shrimp recipe loaded with bold fresh flavors, versatile enough for many dishes

Aside from being a lean protein source, shrimp provides an impressive array of nutrients. Four ounces provides over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine. It is also a lean meat, which means it’s low in fat and calories. This recipe entails minimal salt content, which keeps sodium levels low and relies upon the bright strong flavors of herbs and spices. It’s the power of spices, and learning how to use them, that allows you to flavor food adequately without feeling the need for excess salt or fat to do the job.

Cilantro And Lemon Spiced Shrimp


1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons paprika
2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
Fresh juice from 1 lemon


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the shrimp, with oil, garlic and spices. You can marinate in the fridge for 1 hour if desired or use immediately.
  2. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat for 2 minutes, add a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the shrimp in batches for 2 minutes on each side or until slightly charred and cooked all the way through.
  3. When finished add to a bowl, drizzle with juice of lemon, and add minced cilantro. Mix together well. Serve in salads, or tacos topped off with Alaa’s Pantry, Creamy Stone Ground Mustard Dressing.

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  • Reply Creamy Stone Ground Mustard Dressing – Alaa's Pantry May 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    […] and mix together well. Serve over tacos, in salads, and sandwiches. Pair with Alaa’s Pantry Cilantro and Lemon Spiced Shrimp tacos. […]

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