I have really been into grilling this summer and one of my favourite things to grill has to be these chipotle lime grilled shrimp. They are so easy to make and so good that it is hard to resist grilling up a batch every week. The shrimp is marinated in a simple mixture of smoky and spicy chipotle chilies and sour lime juice along with a touch of garlic before quickly grilling it to perfection! Not only is this tasty chipotle lime grilled shrimp perfect for eating right off the stick but it is also fabulous to use in other dishes (see below). This recipe is my go-to version that I usually use but I also like to change things up every once in a while and some great options are adding a touch of honey, tequila or cilantro. No matter how you grill this chipotle lime shrimp up this summer it is sure to please, and disappear quickly, so make a double batch!
Grill with lime wedges so that you can add a splash of lime juice right from the stick. You have to love meat on a stick!
I made some chipotle lime grilled shrimp this weekend and took the opportunity to update the photos in this recipe with the new ones appearing above and the original one appearing below.
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp
Grilled shrimp on a stick, marinated in a smoky chipotle lime marinade.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1-3 chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped
- 1-3 teaspoons adobo sauce
- 2 limes, juice and zest
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
- salt and pepper to taste
- Marinate the shrimp in the mixture of the remaining ingredients for at least 20 minutes.
- Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.
Tip: Add the chipotles to the marinade one at a time and taste test for heat.
Option: Add 1 tablespoon honey to the marinade.
Option: Add 2 tablespoons cilantro to the marinade.
Option: Add a splash of tequila to the marinade.
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