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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers

Happy Father’s Day! I hope you are all celebrating the men in your life.

I wish I could be with my dad today, but he lives far, far away. I am very close with my father, we still talk and email every day. I am a daddy’s girl:) I am grateful for the sacrifices my dad has made for me and my siblings. He always puts others first and is a great example to all of us. I could go on and on about why I love and appreciate him, but I know he would be embarrassed. He is my best friend and the greatest father. Plus, he is an amazing baker, but that is just an added bonus:) We love you pops! Happy Father‘s Day!

We are really enjoying our grill. We use it at least once or twice a week. We bought fresh shrimp and grilled shrimp skewers. Josh made a cilantro lime marinade for the little shrimpies. They cooked up in no time. They turned pink almost immediately after we set them on the grill. You don’t want to overcook shrimp, tough shrimp is not a good thing:)

We served the skewers with brown rice, black bean salsa, and a salad. This was a simple summer meal with great flavor. If you don’t have a grill, you can cook the skewers inside on a grill pan, but grilling outside in the summer sun is so much better:)

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers

(Printable Recipe)

Wood Skewers-you can find them at any grocery store

Shrimp-peeled and deveined
Olive oil
Fresh lime juice
Lime zest

1. Soak the wood skewers in water for about 10 minutes.
2. In medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, and garlic. Again, we didn’t measure but just guess to your taste. We didn’t use much oil, maybe 1 Tablespoon.
3. Toss the shrimp in the lime/cilantro mixture. Let them marinade for about 30 minutes.
4. Put the shrimp on the wood skewers. As many as will fit.
5. On a heated grill, grill the skewers, only a few minutes for each side.
6. Serve with rice and black bean salsa, if you wish.

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72 Responses to “Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers”

  1. Deeba @Passionate About Baking — June 21, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    Neat Marie…just too darned neat & delicious. You are really enjoying your grill. Happy FD to Daddy's girl!!

  2. Mary — June 21, 2009 @ 7:35 am

    These look wonderful. I'll bet they taste as good as they look. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Snooky doodle — June 21, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    What a nice dish. looks delicious! Happy father's day to your dad.

  4. Erica — June 21, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    My kind of dinner! I am so into shrimp right now, I could eat it for every meal. You sound like you have a fantastic reationship with your daddy! LOVE the picture of you two- your hair looks fabulous

  5. Tracey — June 21, 2009 @ 8:56 am

    I love shrimp skewers on the grill but I've never tried them with a cilantro lime marinade. Sounds delicious!

  6. Rebecca — June 21, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    I love shrimp and this looks delish! How do you turn the skewers, though? I always end up burning myself.

  7. ttfn300 — June 21, 2009 @ 9:29 am

    looks fabulous! love that pic of you two :)

  8. Rosa's Yummy Yums — June 21, 2009 @ 10:13 am

    Delicious! A great shot of you and your dad!



  9. Manggy — June 21, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    Oh gosh, don't even get me started on what our dads sacrifice for us, I might cry! Happy father's day to your dad! (I made mine a stir-fry of string beans and sa-cha sauce to go with the roast pork belly today.) Mine adores shrimp, just like me– we'd love these! :)

  10. Aimée — June 21, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    Lovely photo of you two!.

    Mmm, I never say no to shrimp and I am practically a spokesperson for cilantro!

  11. Emaline — June 21, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    Gorgeous as always Marie!

  12. mikky — June 21, 2009 @ 11:04 am

    i was a daddy's girl too and before he passed,a day won't be complete if i didn't hear his voice… anyway, happy father's day to your dad… :)
    and, your grilled shrimps look lovely… :)

  13. Maria — June 21, 2009 @ 11:27 am

    Thanks everyone. I always enjoy celebrating Father's Day.

    Erica-Thanks. That is an old picture when my hair was short.

    Rebecca-Use tongs to turn the skewers, please don't burn yourself:)

    Manggy-Your dad is a lucky guy. Sounds like a great meal.

    Mikky-Sorry your dad has passed. I try to cherish every day with mine.

  14. Flourchild — June 21, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    What a great father and nice words you said about him. YOur food looks great too!

  15. The Purple Foodie — June 21, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    WOw Maria, this looks like such a filling dinner. I would love to have some!

    Your photo with your dad is really nice.

  16. Kalyn — June 21, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    Love the picture of you with your dad. He seemed like such a great guy the one time I chatted with him. Shrimp skewers look great too!

  17. Gaby — June 21, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    omg I am drooling… literally! I love the shrimp and cilantro – I am making these asap!

  18. Jamie — June 21, 2009 @ 11:48 am


    These look divine…thanks for posting!

  19. Kerstin — June 21, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    I was just thinking about making shrimp skewers! Yours look great, love the lime! Cute pic of you and your dad too :)

  20. Maria — June 21, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    The Purple Foodie-that was Josh's plate:) He can always eat way more than me. It was pretty to photograph though..ha!

    Kalyn-Thanks. I wish my dad could visit Utah more often.

  21. Connie Weiss — June 21, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

    I love making skewers! They are too much fun.

  22. suzi — June 21, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

    Great Brains think alike!!! I made the same shrimp three days ago. It was yummy!!!! See you in July, xo

  23. Pearl — June 21, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    yum! looks delicious!

  24. finsmom — June 21, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    So colorful! What a gorgeous meal!

  25. The Caked Crusader — June 22, 2009 @ 12:17 am

    Beautiful looking skewers.
    Father's day is great isn't it!

  26. Emily — June 22, 2009 @ 4:07 am

    Wow, the shrimp sound so fresh, summery, and delicious!

  27. April Marie Claire — June 22, 2009 @ 4:33 am

    This is absolutely divine what an awesome contribute to your dad!

  28. Gina — June 22, 2009 @ 4:54 am

    These look great, I love cilantro and lime!

  29. sugarlens — June 22, 2009 @ 5:27 am

    What sweet things you said about your dad, I bet he's so proud of you!

    Those shrimps look wonderful!

  30. Grace — June 22, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    i'm usually all about food on a stick…just not shrimp. however, i will compliment you again (and until the end of the earth) on that fabulous salsa–it's just exquisite. yeah, i called a salsa exquisite. :)

  31. kat — June 22, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    Yum, I need to add grilled shrimp to the menu plan soon

  32. Melissa — June 22, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    I was thinking about grilling some shrimp just the the day. This really looks delicious! :)

  33. stephchows — June 22, 2009 @ 7:08 am

    I don't live near my dad either, I wish he and my mom were closer!! I totally miss him

  34. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 22, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    These grilled shrimp look delicious! I love the flavor of cilantro and lime together!

  35. Cathy — June 22, 2009 @ 7:43 am

    These look incredible, Maria! We got David a new grill for Father's Day, and these will definitely be on the menu this week!

  36. Tracy — June 22, 2009 @ 8:15 am

    Those look delicious!!

  37. Steph — June 22, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    I love grilled shrimp! It's amazing how many I can eat without feeling sick.

  38. teresa — June 22, 2009 @ 10:36 am

    Oh yum! This summer I really want to try grilling shrimp, this looks fantastic!

  39. Culinary Wannabe — June 22, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    What a great summertime meal. And a beautiful picture of you and your dad!

  40. The Blonde Duck — June 22, 2009 @ 11:25 am

    How cute! I still love your dad's freezer cookies!

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