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Spicy Shrimp with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 people


For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound extra large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (ground black pepper if you want less heat)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • teaspoon cumin
  • teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

For the cilantro dipping sauce:

  • cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup roughly chopped green onions
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice


For the shrimp:

  • Toss shrimp together with olive oil and spices. Grill or saute over medium-high heat until shrimp turn pink and curl up. Remove from heat and place on serving platter with a bowl of cilantro dipping sauce. Serve immediately.

For the cilantro dipping sauce:

  • Add all ingredients to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Give it a taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. Serve with cooked spicy shrimp.


Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum