Spicy Garlic-Lime Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbed Feta

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Flavor Profile: A zesty, quick weeknight dish that balances the heat of garlic and the tang of lime with the sweetness of cherry tomatoes and the creaminess of herbed feta.


  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of red chili flakes
  • 1½ pounds fresh, peeled shrimp (preferably wild-caught Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, or local varieties)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled and mixed with a pinch of dried dill and mint


  1. Preheat the Broiler: Set your oven’s broiler on high and adjust the rack to be near the heat source.
  2. Prepare the Shrimp Marinade: Crush the garlic clove with sea salt to create a paste. Combine it with chopped cilantro, lime zest and juice, olive oil, and red chili flakes in a bowl. Toss the shrimp in this marinade, ensuring they are well-coated.
  3. Broil the Shrimp: Arrange the marinated shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil them for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until they turn pink and slightly charred.
  4. Serve: Plate the shrimp and top them with halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle the herbed feta cheese over the top.

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy with a crisp green salad or slices of toasted flatbread for a complete meal.

This recipe retains the simplicity and quick cooking time of the original while introducing new flavors like cilantro and lime, and adding a bit of heat with chili flakes. The cherry tomatoes and herbed feta offer a fresh, summery touch.