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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

A quick marinade with lime, cilantro, garlic, and aromatics for an easy shrimp skewer recipe. Add a refreshing dipping sauce for a great appetizer or a meal for two.
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine American, seafood
Keyword cilantro lime shrimp, grilled cilantro lime shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 243kcal
Cost $25.00


  • Skewers


  • 1 pound 16/20 count shrimp, peeled and deveined

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons diced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeños, ribs and seeds removed About ½ of a jalapeño.
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallots About ½ of a small shallot.
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Avocado Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup whole milk Greek yogurt Alternatively you can use sour cream if you don't like the zesty flavor of Greek yogurt.
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 tabelspoons diced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon diced cilantro
  • 1 clove diced garlic
  • ½ lime juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


Avocado Dipping Sauce

  • Combine all dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a fork and crush the avocado so it's a creamy mixture. Can be made up to three days in advance.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

  • Preheat the grill and set up for direct grilling targeting 400 - 450 degrees in the cooking chamber. While grill warms up, marinate the shrimp and soak wooden skewers in water.
  • In a large bowl combine the marinade ingredients and stir to incorporate. Add the shrimp and stir. Marinate for 15 - 20 minutes. Occasionally stirring the shrimp.
  • Place shrimp on the skewer. We use smaller skewers with four shrimp to a skewer. Place shrimp on the grill over direct heat. Grill for 4 - 5 minutes on one side or until you see nice grill marks. Flip the shrimp and continue grilling until they look pink or they read at least 135 degrees F on an instant read thermometer. About 3 - 4 additional minutes.
  • Remove and serve with the dipping sauce.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1051mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg