Paleo Lime Cilantro Shrimp

Paleo Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Recipe

Paleo Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Recipe

Paleo Lime Cilantro Shrimp

Paleo Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Recipe

// Paleo Lime Cilantro Shrimp Shrimp is always a crowd pleaser.  Shrimp is a little special and a bit high end, and I love to serve Shrimp when company comes.  This dish is full of flavor and is good cooked in a frying pan or on the grill.  It's excellent as an appetizer or as a main course. The combination of the juicy Shrimp, spicy cayenne, fresh tasting cilantro and a bit of honey, makes these shrimp one of my favorites.  


  • 2 pounds Extra large wild caught shrimp
  • Three limes zested and juiced Three limes zested and juiced
  • Two tablespoons Honey
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Bunch of cilantro chopped
  • Two cloves garlic chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Pink Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • One tablespoon Organic Olive Oil for pan


  • In a large baggie mix half of the cilantro, juice, and zest of two limes, ¼ cup olive oil, half the garlic, one tablespoon of honey, half of the cayenne and shrimp and marinate for 2 hours.
  • Drain the Shrimp in a colander and let the liquid drip off of shrimp.  Shake the shrimp as dry as you can.
  • In a small bowl mix the rest of the honey, cilantro, lime zest and juice, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne powder and set aside.
  • In frying pan with your oil hot,  add your Shrimp and spread out in one flat layer. Keep your heat on high.  Don’t touch or stir shrimp until they start to get some caramelization on them.   It should take about 4 minutes. Stir Shrimp at that point and lay back out in one flat layer. Cook 2 more minutes and add your sauce. Cook one more minute or so, and serve.  Shrimp take very little time to cook. Do not overcook the Shrimp.

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