Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp

March 3, 2014 by Ali

This Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp recipe is crazy delicious, made with healthier ingredients, and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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Oh friends. I think we have a winner here. Let me count the reasons:

This recipe is a riff on the this garlicky baked shrimp (a longtime favorite recipe on the blog). It’s made with the best Mexi combo ever (cilantro + lime, of course). It’s topped with a healthier crispy breadcrumb mixture (hail the Panko!). It only takes about 10 minutes to prep and 15 to bake (easy peasy). And it is crazy good. (CRAZY.)

Need I say more?

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Ok, maybe just a little more. ;)

Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp |

I zoomed through this photo shoot because I could absolutely not wait to take a bite. I will warn you now — it will make your home smell absolutely amazing. So have those forks and plates and a side dish or two ready to go (I’d recommend some rice or quinoa, along with some veggies), because I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to dive in.

As I said, it is also super quick and easy to make. Here’s how:
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Start with your shrimpies. You want to use peeled raw (not cooked!) shrimp for this recipe. Toss them with some minced garlic, lime juice, lime zest, and a bit of cumin, salt and pepper until combined. Then pour them into a baking dish.

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Then in a separate bowl, stir together some melted butter, cilantro, and Panko until combined.

Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp |

Evenly spread the Panko mixture on top of the shrimp, then bake it all up until the shrimp are cooked and pink.

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Then if you want to get your garnish “on”, toss some extra lime wedges and fresh cilantro into the mix.

And dive in!

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Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings


  • 2 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • (optional garnishes: additional lime slices and fresh cilantro)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, add shrimp, garlic, lime zest and juice, cumin, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper and toss to combine. Transfer the mixture to a greased 11x7-inch or 9x13-inch baking dish.

In a separate bowl, stir together the melted butter, Panko, and fresh cilantro until combined. Sprinkle the Panko mixture evenly on top of the shrimp.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and no longer opaque. Remove and garnish with extra lime wedges or cilantro if desired.

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filed in Entrees, Seafood

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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60 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp

  1. Made this for the first time tonight and even my non-shrimp fans liked it! I absolutely loved it and will definitely make it again! Thanks!

    - Jill

  2. I made this and it reminded me so much of the Calamari dish that Bahama Breeze used to serve. I loved it! May make this again with calamari or scallops instead of shrimp :)

    - Brittany

  3. Looks delicious !!! Do you think this could be made with chicken instead of shrimp??

    - Nicole

  4. The photo of this dish caught my eye as did the easy, quick prep. Made it for dinner tonight and served it over brown basmati rice. It was delicious. The cumin-cilantro-lime is a great flavor combo I’d not tried prior to tonight. Bookmarked this one and, as others have commented, it is going on the short list of favorite recipes. I will be making this for guests in the future.

    - Marilyn

  5. Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Making this right now!!

    - Mary

  6. Can I used cooked shrimp?

    - Katie

  7. I forget how good baked shrimp can be. Great idea to put in the panko to absorb the flavors!

    - Nicole

  8. Fabulous and easy

    - Laney

  9. Have you ever tried with cooked shrimp??

    - Laura

  10. Hi Ali,
    I agree this looks delicious! I can practically smell it through the webpage. Someone else asked about the caloric value, so if you decided to post that, that’d be super helpful. I’d do it myself, but I stink at this (which is why I always had trouble with translating my own recipes into Weight Watchers points).

    Even if you don’t, I’m still going to make this yummy dish for the husband tonight!

    - Tia

  11. I am making this tonight. Do i use frozen or unthawed shrimp? Thanks

    - amy

  12. Any ideas for vegetable pairings? :)

    - Erin Rainey

  13. Made this last night and it turned out amazing! Boyfriend requested it be added to the regular menu rotation. Thanks for sharing!

    - Brittany

  14. Oh man, this looks freaking amazing. I can’t wait to make this SOON!

    - Josie

  15. Looks great! Wondering how many calories?

    - Lisa

  16. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Made exactly as directed only cut the recipe in half for 2 of us. So tasty and fresh! Served it with basmati rice and broccoli for a healthy meal. Thanks! I must check out your other recipes. This one goes on my “pinned it and did it” board!

    - Louise

  17. is good ,I like.

    - 张宁

  18. So gorgeous, I can never get enough cilantro and lime!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  19. This looks absolutely amazing, definitely going to give it a try :-)

    Greetings from Germany,

    - Julia

  20. Oh, this is so happening! Thank you!

    - Lauren

  21. that looks soooo delicious!!

    - Greg Urbano

  22. So quick and delicious!

    - Meredith

  23. Wow, this looks seriously tasty…and it’s healthy :) I’m in!

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  24. one bake dish + shrimp + healthy? this is the kinda stuff weeknight dreams are made of

    - Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

  25. Loving how colorful and simple this fabulous shrimp dish is!

    - Gloria // Simply Gloria

  26. This is such a great dish in so many ways! love the flavor combinations.

    - cheri

  27. Looks amazing, loved the Garlicy version I’m sure this will be as good.
    Just curious, you thought you might go with a tequila in this version rather than the white wine in the garlic shrimp…did you try? Results?

    I really liked the “sauceyness” of the garlic version even made a bit extra to put on the vegies & pasta I served with…

    - Janice

  28. This looks so good! Love shrimp!! Love the colors!

    - Tieghan

  29. Loving everything about this dish Ali! The lime and cilantro sound perfect together and win on the fact that it can be done in less than 30 minutes. Pinning and can’t wait to wow my family with this dish! :)

    - Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  30. I love how easy this dish is to pull together! A must make dish! Pinning!

    - Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

  31. Your food always just JUMPS off the page at me! So, so pretty! Pinned

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  32. Love this! Perfect for spring.

    - Rachel

  33. I do a similar, gluten-free version. So yummy and healthy!

    - Tereza

  34. This is my kind of dish. I love shrimp, coriander and lime together. Need to make this soon. Beautiful photo too

    - Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

  35. This sounds and looks amazing!

    - danielle

  36. We were just in Deer Valley and I almost bought a cilantro lime glaze. It’s all the rage now and these shrimp look GREAT in this combo.

    - Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

  37. What a fun colorful dish! Loving all of the flavors going on!!

    - Jenny Flake

  38. Soooo many of my favorite flaves in here. Love the cilantro lime twist–all I need is a ‘rita, and I can pretend it’s summer!

    - Erin | The Law Students Wife

  39. Oh my! This looks wonderful Ali! Ilove the flavors! Honestly, Im craving a big bowl of this at 8am!

    - Jenna

  40. I could literally eat this for breakfast…THAT is how good this looks!! I love Panko to death.

    - Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

  41. I am drooling!!!! Love that you’re on team cilantro.

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  42. No need to convince me… this looks incredible!!! Definitely going to try this one!

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  43. Cilantro, lime and shrimp is one of FAV combos! Love how beautiful and easy this is!

    - Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness