Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Serves Makes 8 skewers
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Website Chipotle Lime marinade adapted from Closet Cooking


  • 2lb uncooked, peeled, deveined 16-20 count shrimp (keep tail on for a nice presentation)
  • canola oil (for the grill)

Chipotle Lime Marinade

  • 1 chipotle in adobe sauce (chopped)
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

Thai Red Curry Marinade

  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • This recipe adapted from


Canned chipotle in adobo sauce can be found in the mexican section at most grocery stores.  I never use more than 1 or 2 in a recipe since they're so spicy so I freeze the remainder on a cookie sheet and then transfer them to a plastic baggie.


1. If using wooden skewers, ensure they have been soaked in water for at least 1 hour prior to grilling.
Combine ingredients for chipotle lime marinade and thai red curry marinade in two seperate bowls.
2. Add 1 pound of shrimp to each bowl, stir until shrimp are well coated. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes (no longer).
3. Thread 5 shrimp onto each skewer. Over high heat on a well oiled BBQ grill, cooked shrimp for about 2 minutes per side, until just cooked through.
4. Serve as an appetizer or along with quinoa and mango salsa for a full meal.