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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!

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


  • 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.

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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    August 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    That looks so good! You should totally open a small family style restaurant…that will be amazing! We’ll come by for sure!

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    Pretend Chef
    August 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    This looks so delicious. When you mentioned crusty bread to sop up the juices… Crave worthy!

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    September 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    OH My!!! this looks great!!! thanks for sharing!

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    Debi Bolocofsky
    September 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Beautiful recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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    A Lived in Home
    September 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    This looks sooo yummy! Anything with white wine is great regardless. I would love to have you come join my Get Social Sunday party and show off your awesome blog!

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