Normally, it’s chicken or beef that lands on the grill, but today I decided to add to my shrimp recipes with these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs.
We barbecue at our house most of the year. We don’t get much in the way of snow in the winter so our outdoor grill is perfect for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking.
I just marinate something to hand over to my husband to cook at dinner time ,and get the night off!
These kebabs are so easy to make and they taste just amazing. They are the perfect choice for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration too! They are also gluten free, Paleo and Whote30 compliant.
Using fresh herbs for cookingrecipes add so much flavor that dried herbs just can’t impart. I’ve chosen cilantro to add great taste to these kebabs and to garnish them as well.
Need a great side dish to go along with your shrimp kebabs? Try this Southern coleslaw.The dressing is just amazing!
It’s time to fire up the grill for these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs.
Do you love 30 minute meals? So do I and this one is ready in far less than that!
One of the things that I like most about these grilled cilantro lime kebabs is how colorful they are! The sweet peppers really add a great visual look and all the flavors really combine well.
If it is too cold still for you to use the outdoor grill, an indoor grill pan works beautifully too. The indentations and raised areas of the pan will give you the “grill marks” just as though you had cooked these outside!
The ingredients are just a few: jumbo shrimp, limes, sweet peppers, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
TIP: If you are using bamboo skewers for this recipe, be sure to soak them in water for an hour or so before you grill them.
They will hold up better with the heat of the barbecue grill if you do this.
The main thing to remember is not to make the skewers too early. Lime juice will actually start cooking seafood, so the skewers need to be made just before you are ready to cook.
I also made sure that the lime was not right next to the shrimp. I plan to drizzle them with lime while they are cooking. Aren’t they colorful?
The cilantro and lime combine so well to flavor the shrimp and peppers. And grilling the peppers gives them a very different taste too.
Even if you are not a pepper lover, you will like the way they taste.
The flavor of these shrimp was just delicious. My husband loved them and they were great served with rice and a tossed salad.
Fast, easy and perfect for any special occasion!
If you are looking for a shrimp dish with a bit more heat to it, try my spicy garlic and parsley shrimp recipe.
For more great recipes, be sure to check out my Pinterest boards. And for a great tasting party shrimp recipe, try these beer battered coconut shrimp.
Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs
This delicious shrimp recipe is quick and easy to prepare. The shrimp have a lovely tart flavor from the limes.
- 16 jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 limes, very thinly sliced into rounds
- 4 baby peppers, cut into chunks
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- pinch of cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, divided
- 6 bamboo skewers soaked in water 1 hour
- 1 lime cut into 4 wedges
Adapted from a recipe on Skinny Taste
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1448mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 10g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
Friday 15th of April 2016
Thanks so much for the tip about soaking the skewers in water! I'd never thought of doing that before!
Friday 15th of April 2016
It really makes a big difference in how they cook. They take the heat well if you soak.