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.
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 chipotle chili in adobo, chopped
- 2 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.
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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This will be on the menu this weekend! Thanks for the great recipe idea.
oh yummy! looks great! 🙂 you always have such great shrimp recipes!
Divina Pe says
Lovely dish. I love shrimps. Just need to find those chipotle which are hard to find here. Thanks for another wonderful recipe.
I found them canned in adobe sauce near the Mexican food section.
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 says
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 says
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 : )
Perfect party food, I tell ya!
These shrimp sound delicious! I love the combination of flavors.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A perfect combo!
So Yummy! Next time remember to make extra one serving…that's for me 😀
GREAT shrimp creation!!! I love adding cumin to seafood! Looks so good!
OK Chick says
I made the Pumpkin Butter last night. It was very good! It might be my favorite fall recipe for this year.
Happy cook says
Wow beautiful and so so delcious.
The title did it for me! They look lovely Kevin.
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:
Cookin' Canuck says
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 says
These would be great on a skewer…or over greens for a salad. Delish!
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!
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.
I've got to try the adobo/lime combination on something…Tofu? Beans? Vegetables? Roasted potatoes? And an awesome photo, too!
I LOVE your blog & recipes! I have my eye on the kimchi pancakes, kimchi is just so good!
Hope your week is going well!
We Are Not Martha says
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!
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….
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.
Perfect in every way!
Chocolate Shavings says
That's some delicious looking shrimp!
Madame Menu says
Shrimp — yes. Lime — Yes. Chipotle — yes. Sounds delicious!
You mention using a powdered form of chipolte. How much would you use to equal the one chipotle chili in the recipe?
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 says
Gorgeous flavors! Those shrimps must taste amazing.
Carrian Cheney says
That looks fantastic!!
LOVE!! These are my favorite flavors!
Great summer meal!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
You had me at the title, all the best ingredients in one!
Heather Christo says
these are just incredible!!
Rocky Mountain Woman says
bookmarked! i was just thinking about making some of these the other night.. perfect for summer…
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
I am having a thing with shrimp this summer and I must try this!!! Amazing!!!
Kate from Scratch says
Looks delicious! Wonderful light recipe for summer, indeed.
Mmmm….LOVE grilled shrimp!
Arthur in the Garden! says
Irina @ wandercrush says
I'm prepping for a grill-out this week and these look perfect!
This looks wonderful Kevin!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Perfect summer food!! Love chipotle lime shrimp this time of the year 🙂
Julie @ Table for Two says
These look delicious!! I love the summery flavors!
Aimee @ Simple Bites says
Yes please!! I'm all about grilling these days.
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.
such a great looking meal!
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) says
trying this out tonight! I love your recipes!
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 says
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 says
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!
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.
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.
sheepdogplanet: I'm glad you enjoyed them!
Lauren Rupper says
This recipe is a new family staple! Made it last week, and have it marinading in the fridge now for dinner. I divide the marinade in half because I like shrimp but my husband doesnt (I know– he is crazy). I use his half for chicken. Anyways, thanks again. Delish.
Yummy. I served mine with an avocado, tomato and red onion salad.
Absolutely delicious! I assume you meant to toast coriander and crush. I just added cumin instead because I was in a bit of a hurry. I can't wait to make this again! One of my favorite dishes now 🙂
marlys P mann says
Kevin, love, love, love all of your innovative recipes, but willl you be kind enough to share where you buy that cute dressing cruet shown in a lot of you recipes. Need one like it as had one years ago & can nos longer find it. Thanks so much. An avid follower. Pat
Thanks! I’m glad that you have been enjoying my recipes! I think I got it at a small kitchen shop in a local market, the St Lawrence Market.
B ahram Rastegar says
with thanks My dear Kevin it is so delicose.