Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp: A Zesty Seafood Symphony

Experience the thrill of flavors with Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp. Succulent shrimp, marinated in a zesty lime and spicy marinade, grilled to perfection. The tangy lime combined with the heat of spices ensures a burst of flavor in every bite, transporting your senses to a tropical seaside grill.

A close-up that captures the tantalizing Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp, emphasizing its charred perfection, adorned with green flecks of cilantro and accompanied by a zesty lime wedge.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus 1 hour for marinating)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 servings 
Ideal Serving Size: 150 grams per serving

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 180 kcal per serving
  • Macronutrient Breakdown:
    • Carbohydrates: 5g
    • Proteins: 25g
    • Fats: 7g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Large shrimp, peeled and deveined - 600 grams
  • Lime zest - 5 grams
  • Lime juice - 50 grams
  • Garlic, minced - 10 grams
  • Red chili flakes - 5 grams
  • Olive oil - 20 grams
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped - 20 grams
  • Salt to taste
A plate elegantly presenting the grilled shrimp alongside delectable grilled vegetables, highlighting the exquisite charred textures and vibrant colors.

Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine lime zest, lime juice, minced garlic, red chili flakes, olive oil, chopped cilantro, and salt. Mix well to form the marinade.
  2. Add the shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers.
  5. Place the shrimp skewers on the grill, cooking for 4-5 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and are slightly charred.
  6. Serve immediately with lime wedges and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an added kick, incorporate a touch of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper to the marinade.
  • Grilled vegetables like bell peppers and onions make a great accompaniment.
  • Pair with a cold glass of white wine or a tangy mojito for a refreshing meal experience.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use frozen shrimp? Yes, but ensure they are thoroughly thawed before marinating.
  • Can I cook them on a stovetop? Absolutely! Use a grill pan on medium-high heat.
  • How do I store leftovers? Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Best enjoyed fresh.