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Grilled Shrimp with Lime-Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield Serves 8


  • Shrimp:
  • 32 medium to large shrimp (about 2 lb.), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 171 mg
  • sodium 1218 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler or prepare a medium-hot charcoal fire.

  2. Make sauce: Combine soy sauce, cilantro, lime juice, oil, sugar and 1 Tbsp. water in a small bowl. Mix well until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sauce can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

  3. Make shrimp: Rinse shrimp under cold running water, drain and pat dry. Place them in a large bowl and add lemon juice and zest, oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well to coat. Thread shrimp flat (through tail and head) dividing evenly among 8 long metal skewers. Cook shrimp about 6 inches from heat until bright pink and firm, about 3 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from skewers to a serving platter and serve warm with sauce on the side.