Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers

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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

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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Delicious! I pretty much love shrimp any way you can prepare them, especially on the grill. The cilantro lime marinade sounds scrumptious!

  2. Cathy-Enjoy your new grill!

    The Blonde Duck-My dad's freezer cookies are a family favorite. Glad you like them!

  3. What a cute picture of you and your dad! I love the tropical theme of your dish and the black bean salsa sounds delicious.

  4. YUM! Love the idea of serving it with the salsa on a bed of brown rice. Great photos too!

  5. You are such a sweet girl Maria. I am sure your dad is very happy to see this post. Your meal looks scrumptious as well.

  6. It is so nice to see you and your Dad…great photo. Love the recipe but no sun here in RI just lots of rain and chilly weather… Guess I save this one for another couple of weeks!

  7. What a gorgeous pic of you two and a lovely tribute to your Dad. Ah, grilled shrimp…life is perfect!

  8. I love grilling shrimp, it's always delicious and it's so quick to make! This looks like a great one to try.

  9. Maria, great photo with you and Pops and the dish is a simple, good and healthy one for the summer. Lime and cilantro are perfect together.

  10. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this looks incredible, restaurant quality!!! Great pic of you and your Dad! He looks like a good man.

  11. Looks like an awesome recipe to try. Here's a similar-but-different recipe: MissOriginality's Shrimp Salsa.

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