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Two Peas and Their Pod: Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers

Saturday, June 20, 2009

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

(Printable Recipe)

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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Blogger Deeba PAB said...

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

7:24 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

These look wonderful. I'll bet they taste as good as they look. Have a wonderful day.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

What a nice dish. looks delicious! Happy father's day to your dad.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

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

8:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love shrimp skewers on the grill but I've never tried them with a cilantro lime marinade. Sounds delicious!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I love shrimp and this looks delish! How do you turn the skewers, though? I always end up burning myself.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

looks fabulous! love that pic of you two :)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious! A great shot of you and your dad!



10:13 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

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! :)

10:27 AM  
Blogger Aimée said...

Lovely photo of you two!.

Mmm, I never say no to shrimp and I am practically a spokesperson for cilantro!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Gorgeous as always Marie!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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... :)
and, your grilled shrimps look lovely... :)

11:04 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

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.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

What a great father and nice words you said about him. YOur food looks great too!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Shaheen said...

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

Your photo with your dad is really nice.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Kalyn Denny said...

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!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

omg I am drooling... literally! I love the shrimp and cilantro - I am making these asap!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...


These look divine...thanks for posting!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

I was just thinking about making shrimp skewers! Yours look great, love the lime! Cute pic of you and your dad too :)

12:15 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

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.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

I love making skewers! They are too much fun.

1:06 PM  
Blogger suzi said...

Great Brains think alike!!! I made the same shrimp three days ago. It was yummy!!!! See you in July, xo

4:11 PM  
Blogger Pearl said...

yum! looks delicious!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Creative Classroom Core said...

So colorful! What a gorgeous meal!

7:32 PM  
Blogger The Caked Crusader said...

Beautiful looking skewers.
Father's day is great isn't it!

12:17 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, the shrimp sound so fresh, summery, and delicious!

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely divine what an awesome contribute to your dad!

4:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These look great, I love cilantro and lime!

4:54 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

What sweet things you said about your dad, I bet he's so proud of you!

Those shrimps look wonderful!

5:27 AM  
Blogger grace said...

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. :)

6:21 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Yum, I need to add grilled shrimp to the menu plan soon

6:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I was thinking about grilling some shrimp just the the day. This really looks delicious! :)

7:07 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I don't live near my dad either, I wish he and my mom were closer!! I totally miss him

7:08 AM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

These grilled shrimp look delicious! I love the flavor of cilantro and lime together!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

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

7:43 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Those look delicious!!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I love grilled shrimp! It's amazing how many I can eat without feeling sick.

9:11 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Oh yum! This summer I really want to try grilling shrimp, this looks fantastic!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

What a great summertime meal. And a beautiful picture of you and your dad!

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

How cute! I still love your dad's freezer cookies!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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

11:33 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Cathy-Enjoy your new grill!

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

11:37 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

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

11:53 AM  
Blogger foodcreate said...

What a wonderful Meal !

I hope your Dad enjoyed!

Have A Wonderful Monday:)


1:17 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That looks flavorful and fresh, I need to eat more shrimp!

1:48 PM  
Blogger Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

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

2:23 PM  
Blogger Dewi said...

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.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Maria that looks like such a wonderful dinner! YUM!!!!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

These look fantastic and I know how wonderful they must have tasted fresh off the grill!

4:16 PM  
Blogger RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

looks so delicious, and beautifully presented too!

5:04 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

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!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

cilantro/lime is one of my favorite flavor combos ever!! sounds so good :)

5:46 PM  
Blogger Katie M. said...

yummy. i adore all the flavors.

5:52 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

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

6:44 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

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

7:18 PM  
Blogger Spryte said...

Yum!! I love cilantro lime shrimp!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

A delicious summer meal!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

A perfect summer dish!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

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.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

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.

6:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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

10:16 AM  
Blogger Karine said...

Your skewers look sssooo great! I want some! :)

6:16 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

the shrimp looks great. on a side note, i think you look cute with short hair :)

9:02 PM  

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