Monday, September 5, 2011

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

This Labor Day weekend my wife and I had something going on every day. At one of the parties we were at the host of a party we were going to later in the weekend said she had a cilantro fetish. Knowing that I had to make a dish for the second party I filed that away in my brain. There isn't much room but somehow it managed to stay there for 2 days. This is the recipe that I came up with. I made about 3 pounds of shrimp. You can make the sauce and drizzle over shrimp or use as a dip. If using as a dip you will want to make more.
Cilantro Lime Chicken
lime infused oil, enough to coat your shrimp about 1 tbs for 1 pound shrimp
Lime zest, about 1/2 lime per pound
1 tbs cilantro, finely chopped

3 pounds Shrimp

1/4 cup honey
juice of 1 1/2 limes
2 tsp lime zest
Hot Sauce to taste

Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the shrimp and let it sit for 1/2 hour.

Heat grill to medium. Add the shrimp and grill until done about 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes per side.

Mix all of the sauce ingredients together except the hot sauce. After the other ingredients are mixed add the hot sauce to taste, testing as you add. 

Since we were making the shrimp for a crowd I opted to drizzle sauce over over shrimp instead of having them take it and dip the shrimp. If we dipped people would use more sauce and since this was for a grill out sauce and paper plates usually leads to some kind of accident. Pile the shrimp on a platter and sprinkle more cilantro on top. 


  1. I think you just need to open your own restuarant with healthy foods, since I like all of them I will promise to eat there often! You know shrimp is my weakness, your such a darn tease! look great and bonus I love love love lime!

  2. Oh this sounds good- its nice and light too. I love the bit of heat you added as well!

  3. This shrimp recipe sounds very tempting!

  4. Recipes like this prove that you can make flavor packed food without a lot of fuss. Wonderful!

  5. This sounds amazing! I really like it. I bet it tastes wonderful on the shrimp!

  6. I, too, have a cilantro (and a basil) fetish! I totally want to make this with tofu or seitan!