chipotle lime shrimp
There are some flavors that are just meant to be together. Peanut butter and jelly…. Strawberries and cream…. Salt and pepper… And one of MY favorites…chipotle and lime. Yum!
The wonderfully smoky, sweet and slightly spicy chipotle mixes perfectly with the tangy, sweet lime to make a delicious seasoning perfect for just about any meat, fish, seafood, salad dressing, vegetables, sauce…you name it!
So to kick off grilling season this year, I decided to pull out a bag of shrimp and make these delicious chipotle lime shrimp skewers. Although unfortunately, it was pouring down rain the day I made these this week. So I ended up “grilling” them inside on my grill pan….but they were still delicious!
I ended up using my favorite chipotle powder (available in your spice stores, or here online) instead of the canned chipotles in adobo sauce. But either would work. I just highly recommend using fresh limes instead of the bottled juice — much more fresh and flavorful!
So heat up your grill, or grill pan, or even your skillet to give these a try! I think you’ll love them!
Chipotle Lime Shrimp Recipe
(Adapted from Closet Cooking)
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
- 1 lime, juice and zest
1. Mix the chipotle powder, cumin, brown sugar, lime zest, lime juice and cilantro in a bowl and and let marinate for 20 minutes.
2. Skewer the shrimp.
3. Oil up the grill and grill the shrimp until cooked (pink and opaque), about 2-3 minutes per side.
These shrimp are amazing in shrimp tacos as well! Just add them, along with your favorite salsa, cheese, lettuce, avocado, black beans, and/or whatever else you’d like to a tortilla and enjoy!