This grilled shrimp with chili lime sauce is super quick and easy to make. Perfect, if you are short on time or just in need of an absolutely healthy and delicious meal with tons of flavor. Yup a boatload of flavor in 20 minutes. That’s exactly what you need after a long day of work.
I love a little bit of spice. Sometimes when hubby and I have a late dinner I make something special for just he and I. In this case, it was this grilled shrimp with chili lime sauce recipe.
The red pepper flakes are optional. If you don’t like spice, don’t add it. When making this dish for the whole family I would not add any red pepper flakes. The little are not a fan of spice.
This chili lime marinade is used two fold in this recipe. It’s quick and easy to mix up and I like to baste the shrimp with too. Unlike some other recipes this recipe saves the lime until the end.
Allow the shrimp to marinate in the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. If you let the shrimp marinate longer than 20 minutes, the acid from the lime will start to cook the shrimp. Unless you want ceviche … we don’t want that.
On a separate note … this marinade is great for more than just shrimp. Mix this mixture up and marinate some chicken in it. You won’t be sorry!
Once cooked, you can toss this shrimp (or chicken) on top of a salad, in a lettuce wrap, a taco shell or toss it over a delicious corn salad.
Grilled Shrimp with Chili Lime Sauce
Grilled Shrimp Chili Lime Sauce
- 1 pound shrimp peeled & deveined
- 4 tablespoons olive oil reserve 1 tablespoon for cooking
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lime, juiced about 4 tablespoons
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- In a small bowl, olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and lime juice (add red pepper flakes for additional spice) and whisk together.
- Place shrimp in a shallow bowl and pour 3/4 of the marinade over the shrimp. Toss the shrimp in the marinade to make sure it’s well coated.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or avocado oil) on a large grill or skillet over medium high heat.
- Once skillet or grill is hot place shrimp on grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side until the shrimp are pink. Baste shrimp with remaining marinade before removing from grill.
- Serve shrimp over salad, as a taco or make a delicious shrimp and avocado bowl.
Did I mention how much I love this recipe?
20 minutes from start to finish and so versatile. Personally, I love it over an avocado and tomato salad. What would you serve with this delicious shrimp?