Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

Summertime is the perfect time to fire up the grill and cook up some delicious seafood! This grilled chili lime shrimp recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ, and it’s super easy to make.

The shrimp are marinated in a spicy chili lime sauce, then grilled until they’re nice and charred. Serve them with some rice and veggies, and you’ll have a tasty and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

Looking for a fun and easy grilled shrimp recipe? This Chili Lime Shrimp is perfect! Fired up on the grill, the shrimp take on a wonderful smoky flavor with a kick of heat from the chili pepper. The bright flavors of lime make them irresistible! Serve this dish as an appetizer or main course.

Time to break out the grill for some deliciously juicy shrimp! So get your grill fired up and give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed.

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!
Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

How to Store Leftover Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

If you have grilled chili lime shrimp that you need to store, the best way to do it is to place them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil before placing them in the fridge.

Leftover grilled chili lime shrimp will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.

When you are ready to eat the leftovers, simply reheat them in a skillet over medium heat until they are warmed through.

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

What to Serve with Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

This shrimp dish is best served hot right off the grill. I like to serve them as an appetizer, on top of a fresh garden salad, or in shrimp tacos.

If you are looking for a light and healthy summer meal, give these grilled chili lime shrimp a try! You won’t be disappointed.

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About the Equipment Needed to Make Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

4 skewers I prefer to use four 12-15” metal skewers for this recipe. If using wooden skewers be sure to soak for at least 30 minutes before adding shrimp to prevent burning.    

Non-reactive bowls – Aluminum, cast iron, and copper are all “reactive” and should be avoided when preparing the marinade. Stainless steel, ceramic, and glass are all “nonreactive.” If you use reactive bowls the acid from the lime may end up giving the marinade a metallic flavour.

Grill – If you don’t have an outdoor grill then you can easily prepare this dish using an indoor grill. I love using my indoor grill year round so we can enjoy grilled foods all the time.

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

About the Ingredients for Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

Oil – You will need to use a neutral flavoured oil with a high smoke point.

Lime – Freshly squeezed lime will give you the best flavour, but you can substitute with bottled lime juice if that is all you have on hand.

Chili – You can use regular chili powder or Chipotle chili powder.

Paprika – Smoked paprika will work best here but sweet paprika is OK as a substitute.

Aromatics – I used garlic and onion powder, you can substitute with minced instead if you like but they may burn and turn bitter while grilling.

Honey – You can substitute with any other liquid sweetener if you like.

Shrimp – This recipe was tested using uncooked peeled deveined extra-large shrimp (16-20 count). Shrimp are sold at the seafood counter by the approximate number per pound, and since size designation has not been standardized, it is best to use the count per pound as a guide. The fewer shrimp per pound, the larger they are. Larger shrimp can be labeled as “U 10” meaning under 10 per pound or labeled as “Colossal” which is typically also under 10 per pound. As a good rule of thumb Jumbo = 11-15, Extra-large = 16-20, Large = 21-30, Medium 31-35, Small 36-45 and Mini or Salad Shrimp is anything smaller. When using frozen shrimp, be sure to thaw, rinse and pat dry before using.

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

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Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

How to Make Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

Yields: 4 Servings | Prep time: 45 Minutes | Cook time: 6 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/4 lbs. extra-large peeled deveined shrimp
  • Optional Garnish: Fresh parsley or cilantro and lime slices.

Directions:

Whisk together all the ingredients except the shrimp in a small non-reactive bowl.

Pour one-half of marinade mixture into a large non-reactive bowl and reserve the other half for serving.

Add shrimp to bowl and toss to coat. Marinate at least 15 minutes but not longer than 30 minutes.

Thread the shrimp onto skewers, 5-6 per skewer.

Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp until no longer translucent, 3-4 minutes per side. Watch carefully as shrimp cook very quickly and will become rubbery if overcooked.

Remove from grill onto a serving platter. Drizzle lightly with reserved marinade.

Serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley sprigs and lime slices or as desired above. Enjoy!

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp
Yield: 4 Servings

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 51 minutes

Try this simple recipe for grilled chili lime shrimp, with a spicy and tangy marinade that goes great with tacos, burritos or fajitas!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/4 lbs. extra-large peeled deveined shrimp
  • Optional Garnish: Fresh parsley or cilantro and lime slices.

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients except the shrimp in a small non-reactive bowl.
  2. Pour one-half of marinade mixture into a large non-reactive bowl and reserve the other half for serving.
  3. Add shrimp to bowl and toss to coat. Marinate at least 15 minutes but not longer than 30 minutes.
  4. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, 5-6 per skewer.
  5. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp until no longer translucent, 3-4 minutes per side. Watch carefully as shrimp cook very quickly and will become rubbery if overcooked.
  6. Remove from grill onto a serving platter. Drizzle lightly with reserved marinade.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley sprigs and lime slices or as desired above. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 Shrimps

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 694Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 957mgSodium: 4464mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 104g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although rosemaryandmaple.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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