Spicy Shrimp with lime and cilantro

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 3 to 5 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • chopped cilantro


  1. Combine salt, paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over shrimp and toss to combine.
  2.  Skillet: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high.    Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve shrimp with cilantro, lime wedges, naan, and yogurt if desired
  3. Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp: Set Air fryer to 400 degrees. Place the shrimp in the air fryer basket and cook them until they are opaque. 4 to 6 minutes. You do not need to flip half ways through.
  4. Outdoor Grill: Preheat grill to medium heat. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with lemon wedges and serve.

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American