Jun 27, 2013

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs



Grilled shrimp on skewers seasoned with cumin, garlic and finished with fresh squeezed lime juice and cilantro.  


I use my grill all summer long, and since we LOVE Cilantro Lime Shrimp, I adapted for the grill. This would be perfect for back yard parties as an appetizer, or you can serve this for dinner for 4 people with cilantro lime rice, fiesta bean salad, a big garden salad with avocado, or whatever you desire.

Since making the salmon kebabs last week, I loved how the lemon wedges looked between the salmon chunks, so I thought it would be pretty to do the same with the lime here. Completely optional but if you decide to do this, keep in mind that the lime juice will begin to cook the shrimp if you prep these too far in advance.



Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8  • Size: 1 kebab  • Old Points: 1 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 74 • Fat: 1 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 13 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 384 mg (with salt) • Cholest:94 mg

Ingredients:

  • 32 jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (17.5 oz after peeled)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 24 slices (about 3) large limes, very thinly sliced into rounds (optional)
  • olive oil cooking spray (I use my mister)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 16 bamboo skewers soaked in water 1 hour
  • 1 lime cut into 8 wedges

Directions:

Heat the grill on medium heat and spray the grates with oil. Season the shrimp with garlic, cumin, salt and half of the cilantro in a medium bowl.

Beginning and ending with shrimp, thread the shrimp and folded lime slices onto 8 pairs of parallel skewers to make 8 kebabs total.


Grill the shrimp, turning occasionally, until shrimp is opaque throughout, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Top with remaining cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice before serving.


Makes 8 kebabs.

34 comments :

  1. Might make these tonight, these look amazing!!

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  2. Yummy!! This is perfect for a party!! Love the limes here :)

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  3. I'm thinking the leftover cilantro and lime would work in a skinny girl margarita!
    Perfect for the 4th~

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  4. Huge lime and cilantro fan - these look delicious!

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  5. Oh wow this recipe is calling my name!

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  6. Any good idea how to adapt these for the oven? I lack a grill (except for a teensy George Foreman).

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    1. Forman or a grill pan would be best, or just use my other recipe that I linked to which is made in the skillet.

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    2. Oh, I see the other recipe now.

      And that you recommend the Fiesta Bean salad with it...which I just made on Monday!

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  7. These are so yummy!!! So much flavor and light too!! genius!!!

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  8. These look awesome Gina! Cilantro and lime are a match made in heaven if you ask me!

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  9. You are a kebab wizard! Gorgeous - so easy, so healthy! Fantastic!

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  10. These are just so delicious and fresh looking, Gina! I love your photos, too.

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  11. I know what we're having tonight, along with your Fiesta Lime Rice. Your recipes are fantastic and have helped me drop 27lbs so far. THANK YOU!!

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  12. looks great but I will use parsley as cilantro tastes like soap for me lol

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  13. Yummy! I'm totally going to try this :)

    xo,
    Jamie

    http://inspirationlush.com/

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  14. Two of my absolute favorite things combined! Now if only I could get my husband to eat seafood...

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    1. make his with chicken, problem solved!

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  15. holy moly! These look amazing! I have been craving all things shrimp lately. I will totally be making these soon! Yum!

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  16. I was wondering what to cook for my son and daughter in law as a starter next weekend. Problem over!

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  17. Hi Gina,

    I just was recommended your site and it is my new favorite place on the internet. I’ve lost a lot of weight so far with Weight Watchers but needed the motivation to keep it up and some healthy recipe inspiration. Your site was just what I needed, so thank you for this amazing space on the internet. I’ve been telling all of my friends on Weight Watchers about you, but most of them already know you!

    Also I’m going to check out some of the blogs you recommend on your blogroll. Also another blog you might want to add to your blogroll or just check out in general is Chocolate Covered Katie http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/. She is the one who recommended me to you, saying I would love your site. She was right!

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    1. Oh yes, I love her! She did a guest post here, think she's on my blogroll.

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  18. No one understands that part of the American dream is a grill.. until they see those delish char marks!

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  19. These were a huge hit with my family tonight. We also made the Fiesta bean salad and loved that too. I've just learned about your site and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  20. tOTALLY MAKING THESE TONIGHT!

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  21. Made these for 8 adults and 4 children this past weekend - everyone loved them. Thank you, Gina. My brother-in-law said, "I would pay for these at a restaurant." So easy and so good. Will keep this as a staple recipe.

    Alison
    www.liveaboardwife.blogspot.com

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  22. These were a hit. I'll definitely make them again.
    Thanks for some great grilling receives - we are enjoying them in AZ, where it has finally cooled down enough for outdoor cooking.

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  23. Made these tonight, and my guests could not spot raving! Served with grilled veggies, black beans, and cilantro-lime rice. Paired with an Albarino wine. Mmmmm

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