Grilled Chile-Lime Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Better Homes & Gardens magazine, June 2011. Prep time includes 20-minute marinade time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except shrimp and stir well.
  3. Peel shrimp except for tail, and devein. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Place shrimp in large resealable bag. Add marinade. Through bag, rub marinade into shrimp. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Halfway through, turn bag and give shrimp another marinade massage. (Do not marinate longer than 20 minutes, or the acidic lime juice will cook the shrimp).
  5. Place shrimp on cutting board and nestle them together in groups of six. Using 2 bamboo skewers for each group, skewer the shrimp together (this is for nice presentation, keeps shrimp from falling into the grill and makes them easier to turn). NOTE: Soak bamboo skewers in water for 15 minutes prior to use, to keep them from burning.
  6. Grill shrimp on an oiled grill rack 2 minutes per side, or until opaque.
  7. (Serve with Toasted Couscous with Grilled Mango and Zucchini).


Most Helpful

Quite a few ingredients, but worth it. Used with medium shrimp marinated for 20-25 minutes. Doubled all liquids and used equal parts chili powder and Old Bay, doubled cayenne.

John LeMay September 18, 2016

Absolutely delicious! I made the marinade exactly as described, except that I think the 1/4 TB of lime juice is an error. I can sure get more than that out of one and a half limes. I added about a tablespoon, or maybe a hair more, and it was so good - we just kept eating and eating.

parrotmom2 August 29, 2015

Delicious all the way around. DH loved it! I decreased the red pepper for my liking. ZWT7 Made for Count Dracula and His Hot Bites.

Ck2plz June 27, 2011

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