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Cilantro ShrimpMerry Christmas Wish

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

These Cilantro Shrimp are also delicious served on a bed of lettuce with orange sections and avocado wedges for a sit-down first course.

Fresh Cilantro for Cilantro Shrimp

Ingredients

1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 1/2 pounds cooked and shelled shrimp

Recipe Directions

Combine lime juice, olive oil, garlic and jalapeno in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well.

Pour over shrimp. Cover and refrigerate up to two days ahead.

Recipe Notes

Cilantro is especially delicious with seafood and poultry. In addition to ethnic recipes that call for cilantro, you might try it in dips, sour cream (to serve with enchiladas or tacos, for example), stir fries, salads, and meat dishes. It partners well with chili peppers. Organic cilantro gives you the best flavor and the best health benefits cilantro has to offer. Cilantro is more than just tasty, it's also antimicrobial. The essential oils in cilantro extract are especially effective against Listeria bacteria, and also slow the growth of E. coli and Salmonella.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes about 12 servings
Calories: 100; Protein: 12g; Carbohydrates: 1g; Fiber: 0; Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 110mg; Sodium: 127mg

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