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Mama’s Famous Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp w/ The Butcher’s Market

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These cilantro lime grilled shrimp are a perfect summer staple! The ingredient list is short and mostly items you already have in your pantry (or can easily pick up from The Butcher’s Market if not). The final result is flavorful and refreshing!

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My mom has been making these grilled shrimp for years and they’re a favorite among our family members and friends. I have to say, though, that this was the best they’ve ever turned out thanks to the massive jumbo shrimp from The Butcher’s Market! The quality there is truly just unmatched and it makes such a difference.

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Serving these with some cooked rice and a simple sauce brings it all home.

Looking for another delicious shrimp recipe? Mom’s shrimp and grits are incredible and we know you’ll love it!

If you try out this grilled shrimp recipe, leave us a comment with your thoughts! We’d love to hear how you enjoyed them.

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Mama’s Famous Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

These cilantro lime grilled shrimp are a perfect summer staple! The ingredient list is short and mostly items you already have in your pantry. The final result is flavorful and refreshing!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Seafood
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs jumbo or XL shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium to large bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • juice of three limes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Instructions
 

  • Add chopped cilantro, minced garlic, lime juice, spices, and olive oil to a bow and stir to combine. Separate out half of the mixture to another bowl.
  • Toss shrimp with half of the mixture until coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and no more than two hours.
  • Remove shrimp from fridge and add to skewers for grilling.
  • Place shrimp skewers on grill that has been heated to medium-high heat. Cook for about two minutes on each side and or until the color is pink and shrimp is opaque.
  • Make a sauce by adding the remaining half of the marinade to a saucepan with cream and heat through until it thickens slightly.
  • Add rice to a place and top with grilled shrimp skewers. Drizzle with sauce and enjoy!
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