Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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My friend gave me this grill-friendly recipe. The combination of lime, cilantro and soy sauce gives these shrimp skewers a memorable taste reminiscent of tropical cuisine. To make it a main dish, serve the skewers with rice or couscous. —Theresa Dibert, Cynthiana, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/4 pounds uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup soaked mesquite wood chips, optional


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until blended. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  2. If desired, add wood chips to grill according to manufacturer's directions. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. On each of 12 soaked wooden appetizer skewers, thread shrimp.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat 3-4 minutes per side or until shrimp turn pink, turning occasionally. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Skewers in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p210

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