Cilantro Lime Shrimp with a Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

This is an old recipe that was a huge hit with my family. I think it would be a great Super Bowl appetizer. If it’s too cold outside to grill, just cook the shrimp in a grill pan or skillet.

Originally posted on July 24, 2009 

I wanted a quick and tasty dinner that was easy to make. I grabbed some shrimp and marinated them in lime zest and juice, cilantro, olive oil and garlic for an hour then had my husband grill them. I had leftover honey lime dressing from the Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad, so I used it for a dipping sauce and it was so delicious. My whole family really loved these shrimp – we gobbled them all up. I can’t wait to try the honey lime dressing with fish and chicken.

Combine the shrimp, olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together in a large zip lock bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Add all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Soak wooden skewers in water for a few minutes. Skewer the shrimp on the wooden skewers then place on the grill over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes on each side or until pink and juicy.

Remove skewers from grill and serve with the honey lime dipping sauce. Enjoy.

 

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp with a Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

Shrimp Marinade:

25-30 shrimp
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Honey Lime Dressing:

Juice of one lime
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp honey
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 clove of garlic, minced
Dash of cayenne pepper

Directions:

Combine the shrimp, olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together in a large zip lock bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Add all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Soak wooden skewers in water for a few minutes. Skewer the shrimp on the wooden skewers then place on the grill over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes on each side or until pink and juicy.

Remove skewers from grill and serve with the honey lime dipping sauce. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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15 Responses to “Cilantro Lime Shrimp with a Honey Lime Dipping Sauce”

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    Blond Duck — January 30, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    I’ll trade out the shrimp for tilapia (allergic) and be a happy camper!

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    Kris — January 30, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    Oh my goodness….what next girlfriend? I am so sorry to hear that you are all down with the flu bug!!! Get rest and feel better soon!!!!
    xo Kris

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    Debbie — January 31, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    All I can say right now is Delicious!!!!

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    Kim in MD — January 31, 2013 @ 4:21 am

    Sadly, I am allergic to shrimp, but this looks so delicious! I like Blonde Duck’s suggestion of using tilapia instead!

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    Peggy Recker — January 31, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    This sounds really good. I have some shrimp in the freezer.

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    Miss Meat and Potatoes — January 31, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    I love the idea of cilantro followed up with a honey-laced dressing. Wonderful!

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    Larry — January 31, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    We make a similar shrimp dish that also includes ginger and soy sauce and I think your dressing would go well with it.

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    Joanne — January 31, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    that dipping sauce and I have a serious date with destiny! I might just drink the whole dang batch.

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    sonia — January 31, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Hi Pam, All these pictures are looking gorgeous and I am craving to have a bite too:) Wonderful and appetizing dishes at galore. Have a wonderful week.
    Regards, Sonia

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    teresa — January 31, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    mmmm, i haven’t had shrimp in forever, these look great!

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    Lia — January 31, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Hi Pam,
    Again, amazing combination of favours. They look very moreish these shrimp.
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — January 31, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    The shrimp looks amazing.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 31, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Ooooh that honey lime dressing sounds amazing!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 1, 2013 @ 2:28 am

    These look delish!

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    Diane — February 11, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    Hold on, I am just popping over for a meal :-) Diane

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