Broiled Lime Shrimp Recipe

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The amount of flavor in this delicious dish is truly amazing. The marinade is so easy but makes the dish great.—Mrs. Fayne Lutz, Taso, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 serrano peppers, seeded and minced, optional
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 36 extra-large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Shredded lettuce or sliced cucumbers, optional
  • 2 tablespoons minced sweet red pepper, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-3 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp on metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered over medium heat or broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting cooked sides of shrimp frequently with reserved marinade. Serve shrimp over lettuce or cucumbers and sprinkle with red pepper if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broiled Lime Shrimp in Country Woman July/August 1991, p35

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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