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Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Butter Lime Sauce

Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Butter Lime Sauce

Looking for an easy summer recipe? These grilled shrimp skewers are simple to make and they’re served with a delicious butter lime sauce.

 

In this recipe, large shrimp are simply seasoned and grilled. Then they’re served with a sauce made with butter, garlic and lime.

 

This shrimp recipe is so quick and easy it’s perfect for weeknight dinners or summertime cookouts. If you still have a hankering for shrimp, try this sausage and shrimp foil packet or this camarones enchilados, which is shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. 

 

Here we serve the shrimp on grilled rolls, but they’re just as delicious with a side of yellow rice or steamed vegetables.

 

Two grilled shrimp skewers and butter lime sauce served on toasted bread on a white plate and garnished with parsley.

 

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To make these shrimp skewers you will need

 

1 pound Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder

Pinch Black Pepper

4 Bread Rolls, for serving – optional

 

 

For the butter lime sauce you will need

 

½ cup Butter (8 tablespoons)

1 Garlic Clove, grated use a microplane / hand grater; or finely mince the garlic

2 tablespoon Lime Juice, about 2-3 limes, depending on how juicy they are

½ teaspoon Kosher Salt

Pinch Black Pepper

 

You will also need

8 Bamboo skewers, (10 inch) soaked in water for a least 1 hour

Grill spray

 

 

Prepare the Shrimp

 

Before getting to the shrimp prep, soak the bamboo skewers. Place them in a shallow pan or casserole dish and cover them with cold water.

 

Peel and clean the shrimp. We leave the tail on for a pretty presentation, but it’s up to you.

 

Skewer the shrimp, going through both ends. Add about 4 shrimp to each skewer, but it will depend on the size of the shrimp.

 

Raw shrimp on bamboo skewers arranged on a metal pan.

 

Lay the shrimp skewers out on a pan or plate and season them on both sides with 1 teaspoon of salt, garlic powder and black pepper.

 

 

Make the butter lime sauce

 

Grilling the shrimp only takes a few minutes. So get the butter lime sauce started and leave it on low heat. Just make sure to check up on it and give it a stir every so often.

 

Add the butter to a small saucepan. Gently heat the butter over medium-low heat.

 

When the butter is melted, add the grated garlic. Cook the butter and garlic for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

 

Next, add the lime juice, ½ teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Stir the sauce until everything is combined. Continue to heat the sauce until warmed through.

 

Taste the butter lime sauce and add salt and pepper if need. As a reference we added just a pinch of salt to ours.

 

Lower the heat to low and keep the butter sauce warm while you grill the shrimp.

 

 

Grill the shrimp

 

Preheat the grill to moderate heat. Spray the grates lightly with grill spray to minimize sticking.

 

Grill the shrimp skewers for 5-7 minutes, turning them about halfway through the cooking time. The cooking time is just for reference.

 

How long to grill the shrimp will depend on the size of the shrimp and grill temperature. It won’t take very long.

 

When shrimp is cooked through, it will be opaque and will turn a pinkish color. Look for these signs as they are a more accurate indication that the shrimp is cooked through than the cooking time.

 

If you’re not sure that the shrimp is cooked through, remove one skewer from the grill and cut one of the larger pieces in half. The inside of the shrimp should be white and opaque.

 

If you plan on serving the shrimp skewers on bread, have it ready before starting to grill. Cut each roll in half and set them on a pan or plate for later.

 

Same goes with any other sides you’re planning, get them going first. And if you need a little inspiration, check out  these grilled potatoes or this seasoned corn. They’re both delicious!

 

After removing the shrimp from the grill, place the bread, cut side down directly on the grates. Grill for a minute or two until lightly toasted.

 

Press the bread down lightly with a grilling spatula to flatten them out a little bit and get some grill marks going.

 

Serve the shrimp skewers with the butter garlic sauce. It’s fantastic over toasted bread as an appetizer or with yellow rice or vegetables as a main course. Enjoy!

 

Two grilled shrimp skewers and butter lime sauce served on toasted bread on a white plate and garnished with parsley.

 

 

Looking for more grilling ideas? Check out these easy and delicious recipes:

 

Beef and potato skewers

Dr Pepper marinated steak skewers

Churrasco steak and chimichurri sauce

Cedar plank mahi-mahi

Chicken foil packs

 

Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Butter Lime Sauce

Looking for an easy summer recipe? These grilled shrimp skewers are simple to make and they're served with a delicious butter lime sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood, shrimp recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 439kcal

Ingredients

shrimp skewers

  • 1 pound Large Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 4 Bread Rolls for serving optional

Butter lime sauce

  • ½ cup Butter 8 tablespoons
  • 1 Garlic Clove grated use a microplane / hand grater; or finely mince the garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Lime Juice 2-3 limes, depending on how juicy they are
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper

Instructions

You will also need

  • 8 Bamboo skewers, (10 inch), soaked in water for a least 1 hour and
    Grill Spray

Prepare the shrimp

  • Peel and clean the shrimp.
  • Skewer the shrimp, going through both ends. Add about 4 shrimp to each skewer, depending on the size of the shrimp.
  • Season the shrimp on both sides with the salt, garlic powder and black pepper.

Make the butter lime sauce

  • Add the butter to a small saucepan. Gently heat the butter over medium-low heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add the grated garlic. Cook the butter and garlic for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the lime juice, ½ teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Stir the sauce until everything is combined. Continue to heat the sauce until warmed through.
  • Taste the butter lime sauce and add salt and pepper if need. As a reference we added a pinch of salt to ours.
  • Lower the heat to low and keep the sauce warm while you grill the shrimp.

Grill the shrimp

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat. Spray the grates lightly with grill spray to minimize sticking.
  • Grill the shrimp skewers for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through. Turn the shrimp about halfway through the cooking time. When shrimp is cooked through, it will be opaque and will turn a pink color.
  • If you’re planning on serving the shrimp on bread: after removing the shrimp from the grill, place the bread, cut side down directly on the grates. Grill for a minute or two until lightly toasted.
  • Press the bread down lightly with a grill spatula to flatten them out a little bit and get some grill marks going.
  • Serve the shrimp skewers with the butter garlic sauce.

Notes

Grilling the shrimp only takes a few minutes. So get the butter lime sauce started and leave it on low heat. Just make sure to check up on it and give it a stir every so often.
 
If you plan on serving the shrimp skewers on bread, have it ready before starting the shrimp. Cut each roll in half. Same goes with any other sides you're planning, get them going first.

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 2202mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 14.2% | Vitamin C: 8.6% | Calcium: 21% | Iron: 19.9%
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

 


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