Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Skewers Recipe
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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until blended. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
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.
Grill, covered, over medium heat until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes per side. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Skewers in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p210

  • 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 until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes per side. 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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