Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp are full of delicious flavors. This is an easy dinner to make just like every night should be!

Summer barbecuing and lazy night dinners are in full swing at our house. There is nothing better than sitting on the patio with a nice cold ice tea after cooking dinner in less than thirty minutes.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Photo

These shrimp skewers are perfect for celebrating al fresco dining and they are on my week night menus often.

At any given time, I always have several bags of frozen shrimp in my freezer. They are so easy to defrost and cook on the grill.

I don’t always remember to plan dinner in advance but when I see the bag of shrimp in my freezer, I know I can have dinner on the table for my family very quickly.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Picture

I defrost them in a colander under cold running water, marinate to infuse flavor, skewer them and then grill. If you have younger children, they can help make this dinner too.

These Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp go with many different side dishes and tortellini pasta salad is always a good compliment. It is another summer favorite in my family.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Image

Another one of my personal favorites is tomato and chick pea salad. I really like salads that have a vinegar dressing as they are outdoor friendly, especially when it is hot out.

When making these shrimp skewers, I have a few tips to make dinner as easy as possible. Soak the skewers in water if you can beforehand.

This eliminates the end of the skewers from burning. Also coat the grill with a little cooking spray as you will never have to worry about anything sticking.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Pic

I use the sprays that are made specifically for grills.

Gather all your ingredients before you start cooking and clean up while the shrimp are marinating so dinner will be a breeze.

Why don’t you put these grilled shrimp skewers on your menu the next time you’d like to grill? I hope they are a favorite of yours just like they are in my family.

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Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Recipe

      6 Servings


  • 1 Lime, large, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 pound Shrimp, medium to large, shelled and deveined


  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together lime juice, garlic powder, chili powder, honey, olive oil, salt and cilantro. Add shrimp and mix well.
  2. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat. Thread 6 shrimp on a skewer and set on a plate. Discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Cook shrimp on medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink.
  5. Garnish with extra cilantro if desired.



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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 44
Calories 136

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 194mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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