Delicious marinated and grilled lime cilantro shrimp kabobs, with peppers and onions are an easy, healthy and flavorful dish you’ll enjoy!
We’ve been grilling a lot of our evening meals outside this summer, because of the “above average” heat we’re having here in the Pacific Northwest. Who wants to bake and heat up the house at the end of a long day when it’s this hot? NOT THIS GIRL! That’s why I made these Grilled Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Kabobs for dinner this week.
I found the recipe for the marinade on Pinterest, then decided to add onions, plus red and green pepper slices, threaded them all onto skewers and threw ’em onto our trusty Weber BBQ grill.
In practically no time at all we were enjoying these tasty shrimp kabobs and veggies! Who doesn’t like a good kabob? All in all, a QUICK, EASY, HEALTHY and DELICIOUS dinner on a very HOT evening!
Here’s how easy they are to make… honestly, the most time these took was the 30 minute marinating time. Other than that, they were a cinch!
Prepare The Shrimp
Clean, shell and de-vein all of the shrimp, and place them in a bowl.
Use a microplane or a fine grater to add the zest of one lime to the shrimp in the bowl.
Now add the juice from the entire lime to the shrimp. The lime juice should be about the equivalent of about 1/4 cup liquid.
Marinate The Shrimp For The Kabobs
Add oil, chopped cilantro, finely chopped jalapeno, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to the shrimp. Stir, to fully cover the shrimp with the marinade ingredients.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
While the shrimp is marinating, cut up the red and green bell peppers and onion. When the shrimp is finished marinating, add sliced veggies to the bowl. Give them a quick stir, to coat with the marinade.
Make The Lime Cilantro Shrimp Kabobs
Thread the veggies and shrimp onto 4 skewers for grilling. Make sure to alternate colors and veggies with the shrimp.
Note: I used metal skewers; if you are using wood skewers, be sure to soak them in water for about 30 minutes prior to using, so they won’t burn on the grill.
Time To Grill The Shrimp Kabobs
Cook the shrimp kabobs on a hot BBQ grill (medium-high heat). We grilled them about 3 minutes per side (maybe just a tad more, to ensure the veggies got some heat, too).
Turn the shrimp kabobs at least once during the grilling time, to ensure all sides cook evenly.
Serve And Enjoy
When done, remove from grill, and serve them up right away while they are still hot! Each serving was 2 skewers of the shrimp kabobs.
I served the kabobs with my Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions, some rice, and a couple slices of fresh tomatoes from our garden on the side. YUM!
These grilled shrimp kabobs sure were good! Hope you’ll give these a try, too! I’m sure they would be just as good grilled on your indoor stovetop grill OR under a broiler (if you don’t have a BBQ grill).
This would also be a great recipe to take on a family camping trip. Just make everything up ahead of time (chopping veggies, marinating shrimp), then skewer them and cook over a campfire grill! The recipe I made (and am posting) serves two people, but can EASILY be doubled!!! Have a great day!
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Shrimp Marinade Adapted From: http://www.closetcooking.com/2014/07/cilantro-lime-grilled-shrimp.html
Delicious marinated and grilled lime cilantro shrimp kabobs, with peppers and onions are an easy, healthy and flavorful dish you'll enjoy!
- 1/2 pound shrimp , cleaned, shelled, and deveined
- 1 lime (zest AND juice)
- 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 Tablespoon cilantro , chopped
- 1/4 medium jalapeno , finely chopped
- 1/2 clove minced garlic
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper , cut into wedges (about the same size as the shrimp)
- 1/2 medium green pepper , cut into wedges (about the same size as the shrimp)
- 1/4 medium brown onion , cut into wedge slices (about the same size as the shrimp)
- In a medium sized bowl, marinate the cleaned, shelled and deveined shrimp in the lime zest, lime juice, vegetable oil, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Stir well, to combine and cover the shrimp with the marinade. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate shrimp and marinade for 30 minutes
- While shrimp is marinating, cut up the red and green bell peppers, and the brown onion. Cut them into wedges about the same size as the shrimp.
When shrimp has marinated for 30 minutes, add the peppers and onions to the bowl. Toss to coat. Thread the shrimp, peppers and onions onto 4 skewers, alternating items on the skewers.
Grill on a medium-high heated BBQ grill (or under broiler, or on a stovetop grill). Cook shrimp about 3 minutes on each side, or until done. Serve while hot, and enjoy this simple dish! Each serving is 2 kabobs.
This recipe is EASILY doubled to serve 4!
Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!