Shrimp and Garlic-Cilantro Sauce

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Active Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

Serving Size


Enjoy something fresh and flavorful with this quick shrimp recipe.


  • 2 limes, for juice
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • ½ serrano pepper, seeds and membrane removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb peeled/deveined rock shrimp, tails removed (thawed, if needed)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons sazón seasoning


  1. Prepare sauce. Squeeze limes for juice (1/4 cup). Add to bowl of food processor: cilantro, oil, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, adobo, serrano pepper, and onion. Blend 1–2 minutes until completely smooth.
  2. Prepare shrimp. Preheat large sauté pan on medium for 2–3 minutes. Add shrimp, butter, and sazón to pan; cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque. Serve shrimp in Mofongo cups with garlic-cilantro sauce.

Nutritional information

Amount per ¼ recipe serving: CALORIES 400kcal, TOTAL FAT 38g, SAT FAT 10g, TRANS FAT 0g, CHOLESTEROL 140mg, SODIUM 1530mg, CARB 3g, FIBER 0g, TOTAL SUGARS 0g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars), PROTEIN 20g, VITAMIN D 0%, CALCIUM 6%, IRON 10%, POTASSIUM 4%