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White Wine Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Well we’ve got just over 1 week until back to school! It’s amazing how this time of year comes so quickly. One minute it’s a smoking hot summer, and literally the next there’s that fall feeling in the air. I love fall, but I hate to see summer go because I love the heat, and I love summer parties outdoors with friends!

This past weekend we hosted a wine tasting party, which was a really nice way to celebrate the end of summer. It was an evening of fantastic friends, great wine, and fabulous food!

White Wine Cilantro Lime Shrimp

One of the appetizers I served was this White Wine Cilantro Lime Shrimp. The thing I love about this dish are all the juices that you can sop up with toasted chunks of bread. So, soooooo good!


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White Wine Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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  • 1 lb shrimp (deveined (and if you wish, remove the tails – we like them on))
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 12 tsp fresh oregano
  • 3 to matoes (chopped)
  • juice from 3 limes
  • zest from 1 or 2 of the limes
  • 1/4 white wine (more if you like – just add to taste)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. In a skillet, soften onions and garlic in the olive oil.
  2. Add red pepper flakes, oregano, tomatoes, lime juice and zest, white wine and salt & pepper.
  3. Cook until the liquid is reduced to half.
  4. Then add the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink.
  5. Add the cilantro and mix in right before serving.

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Recipe adapted from Never Enough Thyme.

White Wine Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe Tips:

  • This dish can be served as either an appetizer or a meal.
  • And it’s best served with chunks of toasted bread, to soak up all the delicious juices!
  • Or if you wish, serve over rice for a meal.

In case you are interested, this is the menu from our Late Summer Dinner Party, which includes links to all the recipes (I’m going to update those without links as I post them!).

Late Summer Dinner Party Menu


Main Course

Have a delicious day!

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