Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lime and Cilantro Grilled Shrimp



Here's a quick weeknight meal for the summertime! the flavors meld beautifully, and the grill keeps all the heat outside, where it belongs!

Lime and Cilantro Grilled Shrimp

4 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon lime zest
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus extra for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and de-veined

In a small saucepan, combine the lime juice, zest, olive oil, garlic powder, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely.

Marinate the shrimp in the lime mixture for at least 30 minutes. Then grill over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through.

Serve immediately, garnished with fresh cilantro. . . Okay, so I forgot the garnish for the pictures - whatever! They're still pretty!

3 comments:

Jessica Segarra said...

Wow, Ellie! Looks gorgeous, and delicious as always! My husband loves shrimp so I will have to be trying this out soon!

Seagrass and Sunsets said...

What a perfect summer meal! I love shrimp & will definitely be trying this recipe soon!

Erin said...

This looks delicious! I love shrimp!

 

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