The end of summer isn’t here yet and It is not too late to fire up the outdoor grill. Perhaps you have tried lime shrimp at a restaurant or made it before yourself, either way, this is a fantastic recipe for it. This lime shrimp marinade uses classic Mexican flavors such a cumin, oregano and lime juice. For the marinade, it’s important not to allow the shrimp to marinade longer than the time stated in the recipe. The reason for this is because the acid from the lime juice will actually cook the shrimp if left in there for too long. This is a perfect dish to serve if you don’t have a lot of time, or just want to have a great cookout. Enjoy.
(Makes 4 Servings)
- 1lb jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon lime zest
- 2–3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- In a large bowl mix together cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil, lime zest, and lime juice. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to marinate. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and reserve the marinade.
- Lightly grease and heat an outdoor grill to medium heat. Place skewered shrimp onto the grill and cook for 3-7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink turning once and brushing occasionally with the reserved marinade.