A squeeze of lime adds zing and toasted coconut contributes crunch to this easy make-ahead crowd-pleaser.You can marinate the shrimp for anywhere from one hour to one day. You'll need at least 24 wooden skewers (6 in.).
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
2 pounds large shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh lime wedges for squeezing
1/2 cup toasted, sweetened shredded coconut
How to Make It
In a medium bowl, combine ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, and coconut milk. Add shrimp, tossing to coat, and chill, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
Meanwhile, soak skewers in water. Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Push 2 or 3 shrimp onto each skewer in a "C" shape (through each end); cook, turning once, until flesh has just turned pink and is slightly charred, about 3 minutes on each side.
Arrange skewers on a serving platter and sprinkle evenly with salt, a squeeze of lime juice, and coconut. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-skewer serving.
So Good! This will be part of our Xmas tradition!
I saved the marinade because it just smelled too good to throw out. Added a little soy sauce and cooked it down a bit to make a dipping sauce and then sprinkled toasted coconut on that. Heavenly!
Wanted coconut shrimp for my daughter's birthday, but wanted it with less fat, mess and time consumption, so grilled shrimp seemed appropriate, found this recipe and experimented with my parents, an aunt and friend. We loved it, not at all like fried coconut shrimp, but very good, the extra lime was perfect as well, served it with mango, white rice, and grilled chicken. Can't wait to have it again for the party! Note: some pieces took under the three minutes and a couple took a little more, just watch the shrimp as cooking time will very.