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Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp

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

This recipe is a riff on 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.

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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

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 servings 1x


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


  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. 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 11×7-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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83 comments on “Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp”

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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.

  9. This sounds and looks amazing!

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

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

  12. Love this! Perfect for spring.

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

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

  15. 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! :)

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

  17. 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…

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

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

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

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

  22. So quick and delicious!

  23. that looks soooo delicious!!

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

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

    Greetings from Germany,

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

  27. is good ,I like.

  28. 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!

  29. Looks great! Wondering how many calories?

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

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

  32. Any ideas for vegetable pairings? :)

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

  34. 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!

  35. Have you ever tried with cooked shrimp??

    • I believe the shrimp would be overcooked in the end if you use pre-cooked shrimp. I recommend raw for this one. Thanks!

  36. Fabulous and easy

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

  38. Can I used cooked shrimp?

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

  40. 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.

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

    • Yes, it could! You would just want to cut the chicken into small pieces so that it cooks in the same amount of time.

  42. 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 :)

  43. 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!

  44. Do you think I could use this with unshelled raw shrimp? I have some in my freezer and want to make this ASAP! :D

    • You could, but then you’ll have to peel the shrimp as you eat them, which will make it hard for all of the panko topping to stick.

  45. Served over egg noodles slathered in lime cilantro butter topped with a good melted manchego 


  46. Thank you for the great pictures! Making this tonight!
    Have a wonderful day!

  47. I bought the ingredients over the weekend and will be making it tonight as my monday night dinner. I can’t wait to taste how it comes out.

  48. We made this tonight for dinner, and I will be making it again for sure! This was a quick, easy, flavorful recipe that we all enjoyed. Even my 1 yr old had some of the shrimp. We cut the recipe in half as to not have leftovers, and we served it with couscous and creamed spinach. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Love baking with little foil packets and especially with salmon. Copper River Salmon goes pretty quick as it’s season is gone before you can blink, but Costco usually carries it. This looks sensational. Thanks!

    • Thanks Jacquline, we love Copper River salmon – it’s the best! :) We hope you enjoy this recipe!

  50. I made this baked shrimp last night using 9 jumbo shrimp. It was great. I served it with cilantro lime rice and will become an often used recipe in my house. Thanks for the recipe. I think I will use this one for my next dinner with friends with a salad and roast asparagus. I can not wait to have it again.