Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Marinate Time
1 Hour
Prep & Cook Time
30 Mins
Serves 12

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.).

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-skewer serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Lizmenke's Review

May 30, 2009
These turned out great! I served them up with a batsami rice, and baby bok choi.

AlDennis's Review

November 09, 2009
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!

janliao's Review

June 21, 2009
A beautiful dish. Easy. Time on grill will vary. 3 min on each side was way overcooked on our grill. Presented it on a bannana leaf adorned plate. Tasty!

SpiritsFree's Review

September 27, 2009
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.

So good!

July 06, 2015
The shrimp were delicious. Took another reviewer's suggestion and cooked reserved marinade with soy sauce to make dipping sauce. Served with Chile-Roasted Sweet Potato Nuggets and avocado-mango salad.