This is a very, very simple recipe. So simple, you almost don't even need a recipe for it. For once I had all the ingredients although I didn't use them in quite the same quantities. You know I had to go off the beaten path somehow. But I had to use up the cilantro I'd bought earlier for another recipe and I had a pack of limes as well that I had bought for a recipe I now can't find and don't remember. Plus the last remaining cloves from the bulb of garlic I'd bought. Wow, that almost never happens that I have all the ingredients on hand. I did skimp on the olive oil though so my shrimp came out looking a little dry. But it was still good. I would advise playing with the amounts of ingredients you use and make it to your taste. I like the lime-cilantro combination but I don't think I used enough lime juice so I ended up with more cilantro flavor.
2 tsp olive oil
2 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper
- Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan, when hot add shrimp.
- Season with salt and pepper. When the shrimp is cooked on one side, about 2 minutes, turn over and add garlic.
- Sauté another minute or two until shrimp is cooked, careful not to overcook. Remove from heat. Squeeze lime all over shrimp and toss with cilantro. Serve hot.