Ginger Soy Lime Grilled Shrimp

When I was younger and not allergic to shellfish, I loved having shrimp and Christmas and New Years parties.  Now, I’m allergic, so I steer clear of them.  I can assure you I had the best taste testers around when I made these, including my friend and photographer, Renee.  (Check out her site here.)

This version of shrimp is far more interesting than the usual shrimp cocktail.  Serve them on the skewers for a unique presentation!  If using wood skewers, soak them in water first.

-2 Pounds Fresh Shrimp, peeled with legs removed
-4 Cloves Garlic, minced
-2 Large Shallots, peeled and minced
-1 Small Piece of Ginger, about 2 inches
-1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
-1/2 Cup Vegetable or Sesame Oil
-1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
-1 Tablespoon Sugar
-1/2 teaspoon Course Ground Black Pepper
-Parsley, chopped, optional

In a large bowl, add lime juice, oil, and soy sauce.  Whisk until mixed.  Add shallots, ginger, garlic, sugar, and pepper and mix again.

Allow shrimp to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
Place on skewers.
Preheat grill to high heat.  Place a piece of foil on the grill, followed by the shrimp on skewers.
Grill for 1-2 minutes per side.  Serve hot or chilled.

15 thoughts on “Ginger Soy Lime Grilled Shrimp

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    27 Nov on 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Oh no those look great. I mean yuck shrimp. You’re not missing out at all. Blech. (Not so convincing huh?)

  2. pinkpolkadotfood

    27 Nov on 2011 at 2:03 pm

    It sounds great!!It will be an excellent addition to my Christmas eve platters!

  3. Kay aka Babygirl

    28 Nov on 2011 at 2:01 am

    Oh my goodness… that shrimp is calling out to me right now. Love this recipe and post

  4. rsmacaalay

    28 Nov on 2011 at 2:13 am

    Honestly I can eat a dozen sticks of those.

    • thedrivencook

      30 Nov on 2011 at 7:43 pm

      Exactly…I made a small batch but the recipe calls for two pounds!

  5. thefooddoctor

    28 Nov on 2011 at 2:15 am

    what a wonderful is so elegant and easy

  6. Ayden @ Himalayan Salt

    28 Nov on 2011 at 2:44 am

    anything with shrimp is yummy. Sounds like one that I make cook up in the kitchen

  7. Karen

    28 Nov on 2011 at 7:50 am

    Your recipe will be great for my Christmas party. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  8. Caroline

    28 Nov on 2011 at 3:13 pm

    This is definitely my kind of shrimp cocktail…love the marinade. I’d gobble those up in no time!

  9. Stefanie

    29 Nov on 2011 at 12:58 pm

    How unfortunate that you can’t eat shrimp! These look delicious though! Love the Asian spice combo!

  10. sportsglutton

    30 Nov on 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Allergic to shellfish…oh that is tragic. My brother in law is allergic as well and hates it during the holidays when we feast on lobsters in front of him. A little too cruel I suppose. 😉

    • thedrivencook

      30 Nov on 2011 at 7:42 pm

      It can be a pain. I’m as mindful as possible with others’ allergies! We had someone with a nut allergy at Thanksgiving and I didn’t even want the nuts there, despite him saying not to change anything.

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