Cilantro Lime Shrimp Lettuce Wraps


“Cilantro lime” is a flavor profile we never get over: It’s got a kick from cumin, the tang from lime juice, and fresh zing from cilantro. You can let this shrimp recipe marinate for about 20 minutes to let the flavors meld — or don’t; they’ll be great without sitting, too. Load them up with whatever toppings you want: avocado, tomatoes, sour cream, whatever sounds delish.

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Romaine lettuce, for serving
avocado, thinly sliced
1/4 c. Sour cream, for serving
  1. In a large bowl, stir together shrimp, cumin, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and 2 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until combined, then let marinate in the fridge 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining tablespoon oil. Add shrimp and marinade cook until pink, 2 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble wraps: Add shrimp and avocado to lettuce, drizzle with sour cream, and garnish with cilantro.

Watch how to make the recipe!

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