Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauteed Shrimp

« Shrimp sauteed in cilantro, garlic, lime, salsa, and white wine. So simple, yet so delicious! A twist on the usual garlicky sauteed shrimp. The best shrimp recipe I have ever eaten. Served with tortillas or over rice. »


  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, tails removed
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, or to taste, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 small red chile pepper, pureed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice, or to taste


Prep : 15  m   Cook : 10  m   Ready In : 25  m


  1. Toss shrimp and half the cilantro together in a bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; saute onion until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir salsa, red bell pepper, white wine, red chile pepper puree, lemon juice, and lime juice into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp to salsa mixture; cook and stir until shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with remaining cilantro and add more lemon or lime juice to taste.
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