Toss these shrimp on the grill and enjoy some delicious, quality healthy seafood. For all those who love seafood, this is a meal you can't miss out on. Quick and easy to make, this dish is sure to be a hit with all your friends and family members. Whether cooking for one or 10 of your nearest and dearest friends, this dish is sure to become a staple in your recipe book.
Break Out The Propane: Grilled Chipotle Lime Shrimp!
I know I am lucky to live in Florida where using a grill is pretty much a year-round luxury. For those of you that are just starting to break out your grills again for the spring, welcome back! I absolutely love anything grilled, especially since my husband is usually the one to take over cooking (and I can just sit back and wait!) This is one of the easiest recipes and it is so versatile in how it can be served. Let's dive in to how to do this recipe right.
How To Grill Shrimp on a Gas Grill Vs Charcoal Grill
For many people, shrimp is the perfect spring and summertime food. It's light, delicious, and can be cooked quickly on the grill. But when it comes to grilling shrimp, there is some debate over which type of grill is best. Gas grills are convenient and easy to use, while charcoal grills add a unique flavor to food. So, which should you use for our chipotle lime shrimp?
Gas Grills Vs. Charcoal?
Here's a quick rundown of the pros and cons of each type of grill: Gas grills heat up quickly and evenly, making them ideal for cooking shrimp. The most important thing to keep in mind when grilling shrimp on a gas grill is to use medium-high heat and to preheat the grill for 10 minutes before cooking. The best way to cook shrimp on a gas grill is by placing them directly over the flame. They should be turned every couple of minutes so that they are cooked evenly.
On the other hand, the flavor of a charcoal grill can be arguably better for the smokey flavor. Just keep in mind you need to make sure that your charcoal grill is hot enough before you start cooking. You can do this by preheating it for at least 15 minutes and by placing wood chips or chunks in the coal bed before grilling.
Can You Grill Shrimp on the Stove?
If you're in the mood for some grilled shrimp but don't have access to an outdoor grill, don't despair! You can still enjoy this delicious seafood treat by cooking it on your stovetop. stovetop grilling is a great way to get that char-grilled flavor without having to fire up the grill. Plus, it's a quick and easy way to cook shrimp, making it ideal for a weeknight meal. To stovetop grill shrimp, simply heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and brush it with oil. Then, add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are pink and slightly charred. Enjoy!
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Grilled Chipotle Lime Shrimp
- 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 c. fresh squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
- 1 T. lime zest
- 1 t. chipotle chili pepper
- 1/2 t. smoked paprika
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. onion powder
- 1 T. honey (preferably local)
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 1/4 lb Extra Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
1. Put the marinade ingredients in a small jar and seal the lid before shaking vigorously.
2. Pour half of the marinade mixture into a large, non-reactive bowl and reserve the other half in the jar for serving later. (If counting points, use your preference of how you count for marinades. Personally, I only count the half that I use for serving.)
3. Place the shrimp in the bowl and toss to coat- then marinate for at least 15 minutes or preferably 30 minutes
4. Stack the shrimp on the skewers, around 5 or 6 per skewer.
5. Preheat your grill for medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium after it's been heated up. Lightly coat your grates with oil or use a silicone grilling mat before putting on the shrimp and make sure you flip them every 3-4 minutes, as they'll become rubbery if cooked for too long or over high heat.
6. Remove from grill onto a serving platter. Drizzle lightly with reserved marinade and serve as desired!
*Preparation Note: I prefer to use four
12-15” metal skewers for this recipe. If using wooden skewers be sure to soak
for at least 30 minutes before adding shrimp to prevent burning.
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