Cilantro Lime Shrimp Skewers

We marinate some shrimp briefly in some lime juice and cilantro and skewer them with tomatoes and mushrooms. We could have added some jalapeno or other chiles for some heat but we keep them kid-friendly here. These are so easy to make and the marinade is enough for at least double the amount of shrimp that we had on hand.

Servings and Times

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

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We start off by defrosting our shrimp according to the package directions in a colander in the sink. Meanwhile, we make our quick marinade. In a glass measuring cup, we squeeze our limes, yielding 1/4 cup of juice. We add the garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil, and cilantro and stir. We place the defrosted shrimp in a medium bowl, one at a time, removing their shells and discarding them. We pour the cilantro lime marinade over the shrimp and set it aside for a couple of minutes while we turn on the gas grill.

While our grill is pre-heating, we take out our metal skewers and alternate cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and shrimp on four skewers. We place the skewers on a dinner plate. The shrimp do not need to marinate for a long time, in fact, any longer than 10 minutes and we would have refrigerated them (only for at most 30 minutes since the acid in the marinade would “cook” the shrimp and change their texture.)

We grill the skewers over a medium heat just for a couple of minutes on each side until the shrimp are just cooked through.

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