Summer is here and I find myself planning from week to week what our next grilled meal will be! We enjoy grilling any chance that we get. One of our all time favorite foods to grill is shrimp. This cilantro lime shrimp with serrano always starts out as the appetizers, then ends up being the meal! We eat it until it’s gone and are too full to enjoy the main meal, but that perfectly fine. We love leftovers, especially grilled leftovers. I prepare this shrimp recipe often and vary it from time to time. If I am looking for more Asian flavors, I will use soy sauce instead of Maggi sauce, add fresh ginger and sesame oil into the mix. I especially like to serving it over rice noodles. Today’s recipe of cilantro lime shrimp with serrano is great as is, for tacos or on tostadas with guacamole. It’s fast cooking and super easy to prepare. This same recipe can be prepared with thin chicken cutlets, thin steaks or boneless pork chops. You will just have to adjust the amout of manrinade to suit the quantity of meat you use. I love recipes that are interchangable. Since it’s the 4th of July weekend, I will be adding a few more easy grilled recipes until the 4th. Happy 4th of July weekend! Be safe and enjoy this time with friends and family! #foodieforlife #fourthofjuly
Cilantro Lime Shrimp With Serrano
Yields 4 Servings
Juice of 1 large lime
1/4 cup Maggi Sauce (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons of cilantro finely chopped, reserve half for later
1 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red repper flakes
3 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Salt to taste
1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and cleaned(16 count)
For Garnish: 1 serrano pepper, minced, juice of 1 lime and reserved cilantro
In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients, minus the shrimp. Whisk to combine. Taste for salt. Add the shrimp and marinate for 45-60 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium/high heat for 10 minutes with lid closed. Brush grates with oil. Place shrimp onto hot grill and do not turn for at least 3 minutes. Turn, close lid and grill for another 3 minutes or until shrimp cooked through.
Remove from grill. Garnish with extra cilantro, serrano and lime juice.
This shrimp is tasty in a cold salad as well! Give your next shrimp cocktail a grilled twist by adding this shrimp instead of boiled shrimp!
Try to remember to close the lid tot he grill when cooking the shrimp. Helps cook the shrimp allt he way through faster.