Garlic Lime Shrimp Skewers

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  • 1 pound wild caught shrimp (20 count), uncooked, deveined, peeled, with tails left on
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Place shrimp in a dish in one layer.
  2. Whisk together all the rest of the ingredients (except for the cilantro) then pour mixture over the shrimp. Cover and place in fridge to marinate for 3+ hours.
  3. Place 5 shrimp on 4 metal skewers then heat grill or grill pan to a medium-high heat and grease to keep the shrimp from sticking.
  4. Once grill is hot, place skewers on grill then use a basting brush to baste the shrimp in the marinating liquid while they cook. Cook for 2 minutes per sides, until pink and tender.
  5. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and garnish with cilantro!