Grilled Garlic Lime Shrimp

Seafood lovers rejoice! For this garlic lime shrimp is extremely simple to make, yet packed with flavor, so it’s even easier to eat.  Shrimp skewers are a grilling classic, and this take on them is sure to be delicious.  Happy grilling!

Grilled Garlic Lime Shrimp (by Joshua Bousel)

For the Marinade

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • 1/4 cup fresh juice from 3 to 4 limes
  • 4 medium cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon zest from 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and rinsed
  1. To make the marinade, place jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, chili powder, salt, and lime zest in a blender. Blend into a puree until garlic and jalapeño are completely chopped.
  2. Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in marinade and toss to combine. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes while preparing the grill.
  3. Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of your firegrate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes, or until it reaches medium-high heat. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Grill shrimp over high heat until just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove to a platter and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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