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Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Sharing one of my favorite grilled shrimp recipes today!  These Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers are the perfect light dinner for these hot summer months. Dinner done in about 20 minutes!
Grilled Shrimp recipes

Grilled Shrimp Recipes

I’ve developed a flavor packed grilled shrimp recipe that the whole family is going to love. It’s so much fun getting the kids in the kitchen with me in the summer. My boys love shrimp and this one is a breeze for them to help prepare. Love having family simple family recipes I can pass on to my boys and their family.

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Quick and simple dinner recipe that literally cooks in under 10 minutes once it’s on the grill. Fire up your grill and get ready for a dinner that’s done in no time at all.  Enjoy friends!


Grilled Shrimp Marinade

Grilled Shrimp recipes

To get started, place your rinsed shrimp into a large Ziploc bag.  For a simple shrimp marinade, add paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil and lime to the bag.   Carefully combine by massaging ingredients into the shrimp.

Grilled Shrimp recipes

Once your shrimp have been marinated seasoned, place 6 shrimp onto each skewer.

Grilled Shrimp recipes

Spray your outside grill or inside grill pan with your cooking spray.

Grilled Shrimp recipes

How Long To Grill Shrimp

Determine what size shrimp you are grilling.  Jumbo or colossal works best for grilling. For jumbo and colossal, you want to grill 5-7 minutes in total flipping half way through.  My shrimp today are smaller, so place skewers onto the grill and cook for a few minutes each side, until cooked through. Remove, plate and serve!

Grilled Shrimp recipes

Before serving squeeze some fresh lime juice on top. Delicious!

Grilled Shrimp recipes

My two year old assistant took it upon himself to make a plate to go from my photo shoot.

Grilled Shrimp recipes

So excited for you to try this simple dinner recipe. Hope you enjoy!

Grilled Shrimp recipes

Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: grilled shrimp, grilled shrimp recipe, grilled shrimp recipes, grilled shrimp skewers, how long to grill shrimp, how to grill shrimp
Servings: 6
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 36 medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large lime split
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. You can use outside grill or inside grill pan.
  2. Place rinsed shrimp into large ziploc bag. Add paprika, cumin, garlic salt, kosher salt, pepper, olive oil and lime. Zip bag and massage gently to combine all ingredients. Place 6 shrimp onto 6 skewers.
  3. Spray grill with Crisco Grill Master Cooking Spray. Place skewers onto grill and cook 3-5 minutes per side, until cooked. Remove and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Oh, we use our grill all year long…and love shrimp. Will need to make these. And check out that spray!

  2. 2

    20 minutes to spicy, grilled summer perfection? This is SO my kind of dinner! I am spying a new weeknight obsession for sure. Pinned!

  3. 3
    Rachel says:

    These look phenomenal!!!!

  4. 4

    I love how easy and delicious these look

  5. 5

    Grilling spray is key!!! Also key? Handsome 2 year old assistants!!

  6. 6

    These look great & Pax is soon cute!

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    That rub sounds like it would be good on veggies too 🙂

  8. 8

    I love easy, super tasty recipes like this. And shrimp is a favorite of mine on the grill. I need to look for this grilling spray!

  9. 9

    Grilled shrimp is the best! Your assistant is adorable 🙂

  10. 10

    I haven’t seen this grilling spray, but I’ll be keeping my eyes out for it!! And your assistant is darling 🙂

  11. 11
    Will Clay says:

    Tasty looking skewers. I would love to make them up but i’m too clumsy and there’s no way I would be able to thread shrimps so neatly onto a skewer!

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