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

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.

Maria Lichty

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

  2. 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

  3. 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! πŸ™‚

  4. 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… πŸ™‚
    and, your grilled shrimps look lovely… πŸ™‚

  5. 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.

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

    Your photo with your dad is really nice.

  7. 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!

  8. I was just thinking about making shrimp skewers! Yours look great, love the lime! Cute pic of you and your dad too πŸ™‚

  9. 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.

  10. 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. πŸ™‚

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

  12. Delicious! I pretty much love shrimp any way you can prepare them, especially on the grill. The cilantro lime marinade sounds scrumptious!

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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