July 23, 2024

Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers



Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers are a delightful and refreshing dish that’s perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick weeknight dinner. The tangy lime marinade infuses the shrimp with a burst of flavor, while grilling them on skewers adds a beautiful char and smokiness. This recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, olive oil, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  4. Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and slightly charred.
  5. Remove the skewers from the grill and serve the zesty lime grilled shrimp skewers hot, garnished with extra lime wedges and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro if desired.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers are bursting with citrusy flavors and are a fantastic addition to any outdoor gathering or weeknight dinner.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories: 180, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 21g

Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your senses. The vibrant green color of the lime and the charred marks from the grill make this dish visually appealing. The aroma of the shrimp sizzling on the grill is enough to make your mouth water.
What makes this recipe truly special is the balance of flavors. The zesty lime adds a refreshing citrusy kick, while the spices provide just the right amount of heat. Whether you’re hosting a summer cookout or craving a quick and flavorful dinner, these shrimp skewers are sure to please.
So, fire up the grill and give this recipe a try. Your family and friends will be impressed, and you’ll have a new favorite for your outdoor gatherings. Enjoy the taste of summer with these Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers!