Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp

Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp

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!

Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp
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!

Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp
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

Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp on a stick, marinated in a smoky chipotle lime marinade.


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. Marinate the shrimp in the mixture of the remaining ingredients for at least 20 minutes.
  2. 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.

Similar Recipes:
Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos
Orange Chipotle Shrimp
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp
Tequila Lime Shrimp
Tom Yum Grilled Shrimp
Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Use in:
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad in Cilantro Lime Dressing
Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp and Corn Guacamole Mini Tostadas
Chipotle Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Dip with Tomatoes and Charred Corn
Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tostadas
Shrimp Quesadillas
Shrimp Tacos

57 comments:

Velva said...

This will be on the menu this weekend! Thanks for the great recipe idea.

Ginny said...

oh yummy! looks great! :) you always have such great shrimp recipes!

Divina Pe said...

Lovely dish. I love shrimps. Just need to find those chipotle which are hard to find here. Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

Chris said...

Who you callin' shrimp?!?! ;)

You rocked these Kevin! I might have to make a batch of these up these weekend. How was the heat level, moderate?

Sippity Sup said...

Once again I have to come out of the shadows that I typically lurk amongst to say... to say, I did Chipotle Lime Ribs Today. Weird...very weirdly coincidental. GREG

Ferni's Food said...

yummy i've been craving chipotle and shrimp this is a really good combo. This is a good recipe for the weekend with some avocado salsa : )

Anh said...

Perfect party food, I tell ya!

Lynda said...

These shrimp sound delicious! I love the combination of flavors.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A perfect combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

Anncoo said...

So Yummy! Next time remember to make extra one serving...that's for me :D

Jennifer said...

GREAT shrimp creation!!! I love adding cumin to seafood! Looks so good!

Pam said...

Beautiful!

OK Chick said...

I made the Pumpkin Butter last night. It was very good! It might be my favorite fall recipe for this year.

Happy cook said...

Wow beautiful and so so delcious.

Jan said...

The title did it for me! They look lovely Kevin.

Rosy said...

Hi! I stumbled upon your blog while searching for I can't remember which ingredient. My compliments, it looks great.
I'm translating my blog into English, at the moment only a few recipes but if you'd like to pop in and have a look, it's here:
http://en-rosemarieandthyme.blogspot.com/

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is another great recipe, Kevin! I like that you actually used the tasty adobo sauce that comes with the chipotle peppers. So often recipes just call for the peppers and the sauce is wasted.

The Duo Dishes said...

These would be great on a skewer...or over greens for a salad. Delish!

teresa said...

this looks SO good, i will be trying these soon.

we had your corn and zucchini quesadillas a few days ago, and the whole family loved them, thanks!

suzielarose said...

Hi, a new reader of your blog and a new resident in Toronto...I want to know where do you shop typically for your food supplies? Do you buy your seafood somewhere and your vegetables/spices somewhere else? Happy to have discovered your tasty blog.

CinnamonQuill said...

I've got to try the adobo/lime combination on something...Tofu? Beans? Vegetables? Roasted potatoes? And an awesome photo, too!

Meg said...

I LOVE your blog & recipes! I have my eye on the kimchi pancakes, kimchi is just so good!

Hope your week is going well!
Meg

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks amazing! My mom just grilled shrimp the other night when I was visiting and now I think I need to grill it with this next time! Yum!

Sues

Kristin said...

Sounds delicious! I've always had trouble with my chipotle chiles in adobo.. you never know how spicy they are going to be!!! sometimes 1 is enough... sometimes 2....

Kevin said...

suzielarose: I normally get the regular stuff like milk, eggs, bread, canned goods etc. at Food Basics as they are cheap. I then head down to the farmers market at the St Lawrence market on Saturday to get any seafood, meats, in season fruits and vegetables. There is a nice specialty import shop in the basement with lots of hard to find ingredients as well. If I want some good feta I head up to Greek Town on the Danforth.

Pam said...

Perfect in every way!

Chocolate Shavings said...

That's some delicious looking shrimp!

Madame Menu said...

Shrimp -- yes. Lime -- Yes. Chipotle -- yes. Sounds delicious!

Sue said...

You mention using a powdered form of chipolte. How much would you use to equal the one chipotle chili in the recipe?

Kevin said...

Sue: Use 1-3 teaspoons of the dried chipotle chili powder instead of the whole chipotle chili in adobo depending on how much you like heat.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous flavors! Those shrimps must taste amazing.

Cheers,

Rosa

Carrian Cheney said...

That looks fantastic!!

Tieghan said...

LOVE!! These are my favorite flavors!

Maria said...

Great summer meal!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

You had me at the title, all the best ingredients in one!

Heather Christo said...

these are just incredible!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

bookmarked! i was just thinking about making some of these the other night.. perfect for summer...

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

I am having a thing with shrimp this summer and I must try this!!! Amazing!!!

Kate from Scratch said...

Looks delicious! Wonderful light recipe for summer, indeed.

Des said...

Mmmm....LOVE grilled shrimp!

Arthur in the Garden! said...

Yummy!

Irina @ wandercrush said...

I'm prepping for a grill-out this week and these look perfect!

Pam said...

This looks wonderful Kevin!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Perfect summer food!! Love chipotle lime shrimp this time of the year :)

Julie @ Table for Two said...

These look delicious!! I love the summery flavors!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Yes please!! I'm all about grilling these days.

Shawna said...

This sounds like it is a perfect recipe to add to any summer cookout! Chipotle lime seems to be one of the hottest flavors for summers. They look like they would be very simple to prepare ahead and have ready to throw on the grill just before the guests arrive. Thanks for the great idea and I am certain to be back and checking for more.

Gaby said...

such a great looking meal!

mommaproff said...

Kevin,
Made this last night for supper. Didn't have enough shrimp for both Dahling and me, so I used the marinade on some chicken tenders! It was amazing! I made some Rotel Rice, served the shrimp and chicken on top of that, and then topped it all with some leftover corn, black bean and avocado salsa! Oh yeah!!!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Yum!!

vickie said...

trying this out tonight! I love your recipes!

Anonymous said...

Made this for dinner! Amazing! Can't taste a lot of things after neck radiation but the flavors came through! Wonderful Kevin! Love your recipes!!

Jeff @ Cheeseburger said...

I love shrimp and this is the first time that I taken on a grilled shrimp recipe. It was very delicious!

Watch Movies Online @ Streamslet said...

I Love to do these on the grill using a grill plank as it helps to keep them from drying out. Seriously the best thing ever!

Unknown said...

Kevin, Great recipe But i think you should of reiterated the point about using LIME in a marinade. To make sure you do not marinade past an hour. I can't believe no one has made this comment.

sheepdogplanet said...

We made this last night for dinner and the recipe is fantastic and super easy. We oiled the grill a little to make sure the shrimp didn't stick, and then drizzled the cooked shrimp kebabs with a little olive oil to 'glisten it up' a bit. Truly wonderful! And the grilled limes really add to the dish, as the grilled lime juice had such concentrated flavor when squeezed on the shrimp. We'll definitely make this again. Another great recipe - thank you Kevin.

Kevin Lynch said...

sheepdogplanet: I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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