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Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp
Cilantro and lime has to be one of my favourite flavour combos and my favourite way to enjoy it is on shrimp! I make cilantro lime shrimp year round but the summer is the best since you can do them on the grill. One of the great things about the cilantro and lime flavour combo, other than being tasty, is that it is so light and fresh and perfect for summer or reminding you of summer in the dead of winter. This recipe is really easy, you simply make the marinade, marinate the shrimp, skewer them and grill them. All said, excluding the marinate time, it takes less that 20 minutes from the time you start until you can be popping these bad boys into your mouth like candy! You can enjoy these shrimp by themselves or in other dishes like tacos, nachos, pasta, etc.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp
Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4

Shrimp in a tasty, light and fresh cilantro lime marinade that is grilled to perfection.



ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 limes, juice and zest or 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Marinate the shrimp in the mixture of the lime juice, zest, oil, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
  2. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 147, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 142mg, Sodium 645mg, Carbs 12g (Fiber 0.5g, Sugars 2g), Protein 16g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

22 comments:

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough said...

This is seriously everything I love about summertime in food form to me. Love the flavors!

Jenny said...

Now this looks like the perfect way to eat shrimp!!

Kate Ramos said...

This looks so good —and easy! Love it!

Maria said...

You can't go wrong with cilantro and lime!

Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission said...

These look fantastic!

Tieghan said...

I love these flavors on shrimp! This sounds awesome!

Heather Christo said...

I would eat these like candy!! yum!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living said...

Cilantro and lime are definitely a great combination and shrimp is perfect with this. Hope you're enjoying the summer Kevin!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

I would not be able to stop eating these! I love grilled recipes!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Must prepare these shrimp skewers asap!!

Matt Robinson said...

Absolutely perfect Kevin, love these!

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom said...

Cilantro and lime. . yes!!! LOVE these, Kevin!

Carolyn Ketchum said...

Saw this in the morning, made them tonight! We were planning on having shrimp anyway so it worked well. I added a touch of chipotle powder (about 1/4 tsp). These were great, Kevin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Carolyn Ketchum: I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Gaby said...

Craving these right now!

devotedfoodie said...

Beautiful dish. I love the flavor combinations!

Anonymous said...

I will be making these this week they look so good and I love shrimp tacos. Kevin i want to tell you so far i have been well pleased with your recipes they have been delish keep up the good work.
Kathy K.

Arthur in the Garden! said...

Yummmy!

upsidedownpear said...

These look perfect and the flavor combination is amazing! I will need to make these soon as the summer is the perfect time to use the grill. Keeps the heat outside :)

Jane said...

What a great picnic dish at the park. Make these ahead of time, and grill when your are ready!

Jodee Weiland said...

Love this idea! What a great recipe for grilled shrimp...once again, thanks for sharing!

Elien Verstraeten said...

Hello Kevin,

I'm glad I came across this post, because I usually make grilled shrimp in a similar way. Although, I've never had them with tacos before... Must be good!

In case you're ever looking for something else to go with these shrimps, here's a couscous recipe from my blog: http://cravingcouscous.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/couscous-with-shrimp-spinach-and-asparagus/. I didn't use cilantro, but I'm sure it's a good addition!

Elien V.

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