Spicy Salsa-Cilantro Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 mins

The blend of the salsa, cilantro, and garlic are so great with the shrimp. I used hot salsa, but that's just my preference.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 20 medium shrimp, tails removed and cleaned
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 12 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 12 cup salsa (I recommend a fresh made salsa, or a pico de galo, you don't want a soupy tomato based salsa for thi)
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning mix


  1. Mix all ingredients together, in a bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat medium pan on stovetop.
  3. Cook for approximately.
  4. 4 minutes, or until shrimp are no longer pink.
  5. Do not over cook, as shrimp will be"rubbery".
  6. Remove from stovetop and serve over pasta, rice, or a good crusty bread.
Most Helpful

Don't know really what to say but "wow" comes to mind. This is a seriously spicy shrimp dish that my family thoroughly enjoyed. I also used Joe T. Garia's hot salsa. Quick, easy and packed with flavor. You done REALLY good Bratty. Oh and the name is pretty too! :0)

Just Cher September 02, 2003

Both DH and I really liked this dish. With all the spices, you want to make sure you have your fan running. It has a real nice spicy flavor. I plan to make this again. Thanks bratty for posting.

teresas January 16, 2007

The fresh cilantro really makes this dish. I made my own fajita seasoning (chili powder, cumen, oregano & salt). Nice and spicy!! We served it with sauteed bell peppers and onions & steamed rice. Thanks, bratty :-)

GreenFish May 31, 2006