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Cilantro Lime Steak and Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Steak and Shrimp is a quick dinner to make on the grill that is full of amazing flavors. A tasty surf and turf meal made on the grill for any night of the week.

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Grilled Steak is our go-to dinner for celebrations or a date night in. We love to serve it up with Pellet Grill Twice Baked Potatoes and Grilled Mexican Street Corn.

2 plates with ribeye steaks topped with grilled shrimp.

Surf and turf makes an impressive presentation and the combination of smoky grilled steak and shrimp is just impossible to top.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ribeye Steaks ~ Strip steaks or sirloin work well too.
  • Jumbo Shrimp ~ Peeled and deveined.
  • Lime Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro

Step By Step Directions

  1. Pat steaks and shrimp dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bowl of lime sauce with paprika for grilling steak and shrimp.
  1. Mix the lime glaze up in a bowl by combining lime juice, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic, smoked paprika, kosher salt and pepper.
Brushing glaze over 2 ribeye steaks.
  1. Brush sauce over steaks.
Brushing sauce over shrimp on skewers.
  1. Skewer the shrimp and brush with sauce.
2 ribeye steaks with 2 skewers of shrimp on a grill.
  1. Cook steaks and shrimp over a hot grill fire with the grill closed for 4 minutes.
Steaks and shrimp skewers on a grill.
  1. Turn the steaks and shrimp. Brush with remaining sauce and continue to cook until shrimp is cooked through and steaks have reached desired doneness. Use a digital meat thermometer for accurate cooking temperatures.
2 ribeyes with shrimp skewers on a grill.

Internal Temperature for Shrimp: 145°.

Internal Temperature for Steak: Rare:  130° Medium Rare: 140° Medium: 155°

Grilled steaks and shrimp skewers with cilantro and lime on sheet pan.
  1. Remove from grill and garnish with chopped cilantro. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Grilled ribeye steak with grilled shrimp on top.

If you love this flavor combination, you will also want to try our Chimichurri Steak for an impressive dinner.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover steak and shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Reheat steak and shrimp in a skillet coated with olive oil over medium heat, turning to heat from both sides. Cook until heated through.

More Surf and Turf Recipes

  • Grilled Steak and Lobster is a quick and delicious meal on the grill flavored with a tasty garlic and herb butter.
  • Steak and Shrimp Kabobs are knock your socks off delicious for an easy weeknight dinner. Sirloin steak bites and jumbo shrimp with a sweet and spicy orange glaze.
  • Chile Butter Ribeyes with Shrimp is one of our favorites with Tex-Mex flavors that is sure to impress everyone at the dinner table.
2 plates with ribeye steaks and shrimp. 2 beers.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Steak and Shrimp makes a hearty and satisfying meal and it’s so simple to grill without a long marinating time. You need to make it as soon as possible!

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Ribeye steak topped with shrimp on a plate.
Yield: 2 Servings

Cilantro Lime Steak and Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Cilantro Lime Steak and Shrimp is a quick dinner to make on the grill that is full of amazing flavors. A tasty surf and turf meal made on the grill for any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 2 ribeye steaks
  • 8 ounces jumbo shrimp
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 350°. Hickory or pecan chunks are great for smoke flavor.
  2. Pat steaks and shrimp dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Mix the lime glaze up in a bowl by combining lime juice, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic, smoked paprika, kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Brush sauce over one side of the steaks and shrimp.
  5. Cook steaks and shrimp over a hot grill fire with the grill closed for 4 minutes.
  6. Turn the steaks and shrimp. Brush with remaining sauce and continue to cook until shrimp is cooked through and steaks have reached desired doneness. Use a digital meat thermometer for accurate cooking temperatures.
  7. Cook shrimp to 145° and steaks to desired doneness. See notes for cooking temperatures.
  8. Remove from grill.
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro and rest for 5 minutes befores serving.

Notes

Internal Temperature for Steak:

  • Rare:  130°
  • Medium Rare: 140°
  • Medium: 155°

Store leftover steak and shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat in a skillet coated with olive oil over medium heat, turning to heat from both sides, cooking until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 305mgSodium: 1442mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 48g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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23 Comments

  1. I’ve never thought of adding steak and shrimp together but that sounds like an amazing combination! And the lime would give it a real kick!

  2. Oh man, this recipe looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of anything cilantro and lime, so I’m definitely going to give this a try. Can’t wait to fire up the grill and enjoy this deliciousness!

  3. I don’t normally think of limes when i think about beef. But this citrus fruit, combined with these other ingredients and shrimp, could still make for a tasty dish.

  4. I am a strong believe in using cilantro in as many recipes as possible. It adds a beautiful freshness.

  5. Wow, the cilantro-lime steak and shrimp recipe from this website is absolutely mouthwatering! The combination of tangy lime and fresh cilantro creates a flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

  6. It seems like a zesty recipe and I so want to try it. But i have been asked to avoid shrimp on health grounds. Any substitute?

  7. Quite an interesting dish and it looks absolutely delicious as well! Would love to give this cilantro lime steak and shrimp a try for sure.

  8. Something I love about discovering new recipes is that it makes you creative and gives you the challenge to try new things. Thank you for this delicious recipe.

  9. This is an easy recipe. I recommend it to beginners and those who are just starting out to cook.

  10. Nnniiicccceeeee…steak and shrimp? This must be a bomb combination. I love my steak with some lime, for sure. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. Cilantro-lime is such a great combination! I’ve never thought about it for a steak, but I’ll bet it’s delicious.

  12. Cilantro and lime is such an awesome combination. I’ve never had it with steak or shrimp before. With warmer weather coming up, this is a great idea for the grill.