Ginger-Lime Marinated Shrimp Skewers


Grilling is by far my favorite method of cooking. It’s easy, it takes me outside, and it usually means a party is happening. The smell of charcoal and the sound of sizzling proteins always put me in a good mood. During a recent beach vacation, I was inspired by all the fresh seafood available and was eager to throw some of it on the grill. So I whipped up these shrimp skewers with a simple marinade and they were certainly a crowd-pleaser. The marinade is so effortless and only requires a few ingredients. I skewer the shrimp so they are easier to turn on the grill. The shrimp take mere minutes to cook and they are succulent and delicious. For dinner, I serve these shrimp skewers with a simple side dish like rice or a green salad, but you can also serve them solo as an appetizer, that works great too!

Ginger-Lime Marinated Skewers
Serves 4 to 5

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 large scallions, chopped
4-5 bamboo skewers

Before you can grill the shrimp, you need to soak the skewers for two hours in water. This will ensure they don’t flare up on the grill.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_1Peel and devein your shrimp, if they haven’t been already.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_2Skewer the shrimp. My shrimp were relatively small so I fit about seven to eight per skewer. Place the shrimp skewers in a shallow baking dish.


Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_5Next mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, ginger, and two of the chopped scallions.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_6Pour the marinade over the skewers. It won’t look like a lot of marinade, but it is so flavorful you don’t need a lot.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_7Cover the dish with plastic wrap and transfer the shrimp to the refrigerator. Let the shrimp marinate for at least 30 minutes and no longer than an hour.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_8Once the shrimp have marinated, place them on a preheated grill. Grill 3-5 minutes per side, depending on the size of your shrimp.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_9When the shrimp are done, they will be slightly pink and completely opaque with some nice char marks.

Grilled_Shrimp_Recipe_FO_10Sprinkle the remaining scallions over the shrimp skewers as a garnish and serve immediately. Enjoy! 🙂


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