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cilantro lime shrimp scampi in a bowl with fork

One Pot Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 608kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Shrimp Scampi is a classic, but this Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe takes it up a notch. Turn this quick and easy dish into the most delicious shrimp scampi pasta, or eat it alone as a tasty appetizer!
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  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp cleaned and deveined.
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chardonnay or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • lime wedges and more cilantro for garnish


  • In a shallow bowl, stir together the flour with a pinch salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium/high heat. Add the olive oil and allow to heat up.
  • Toss the shrimp in the flour mixture and add to the pan in batches. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes, turning/tossing occasionally. When opaque/cooked through, transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add in two tablespoons butter. When the butter has melted, add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until translucent and fragrant.
  • Slowly add in the wine, lime juice, and cilantro. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 2 full minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Whisk in the remaining butter a bit at a time, allowing it to melt before adding more.
  • add the shrimp back into the skillet and coat completely with the sauce. Sprinkle with more cilantro and garnish with lime wedges.
  • Serve hot served with rice, toasted bread, or pasta.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 518mg | Sodium: 1328mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 12.2mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 4.4mg