Coconut Lime Shrimp

by zesty on January 7, 2013 · 12 comments

Happy Monday to you!

Let’s call the past weekend a somewhat productive weekend around the house.

We finally got the outdoor rink built!  Rink is flooded and freezing as we speak.  Whoooo Hooooo

Let’s start this week off with a simple shrimp recipe that you can do all year round and really impress your taste buds.  Shrimp is really easy to cook, takes hardly anytime and are good for you.  I chose to flavor them today with really two simple flavors; coconut and lime.  A perfect flavor combination and deep inside reminds me of the sun and the heat.  Did I ever mention to you that I really despise snow and winter weather?

It’s true.

Barbequed prawn salad with shrimp lettuce and green lime

Do note that I did eat a lot more shrimp than in the picture.  I was having problems getting a decent picture so I zoomed in on one lonely shrimp so you could see the grilling detail.  With the coconut milk they will get nice and charred if you are not careful.

The flavors compliment each other with the sweet of the coconut and the sharp burst flavor of the lime.  I paired these shrimp with just a simple green salad and fresh tomatoes.


  • 20 shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Coconut Milk


  1. Place shrimp in a large seal-able baggie. Add the garlic, coconut milk, lime juice, salt and pepper to the bag.
  2. Toss to coat shrimp evenly with marinade ingredients. Place bag in refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat grill to high heat 475°F – 500°F (245°C-260°C). Oil grill to prevent sticking.
  4. Place shrimp directly on the grill and cook for 1 minute per side or until nicely charred and opaque.
  5. Remove shrimp from the grill. Serve hot with a drizzle of fresh lime.
  6. Serve over salad
  7. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Be careful not to over cook the shrimp.  I have said this numerous times before but it really is the key to success.  Also for an extra kick you could use a little bit of jalapeno pepper to enhance the flavor and make it a bit spicy.

Take care


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1 Katy

Mmm, this was perfect timing — I just bought some coconut lime salt at a specialty spice store and was trying to come up with ways to use it!


2 eatingRD

I think coconut, lime and shrimp is the perfect combo! I haven’t had shrimp in ages. Finally got the new site switched over, thanks for your help! It’s a work in progress :)


3 Mae @ OhhMay

The new car is beautiful!! (That will go perfectly with the new house, no? :-))
Shrimp (for me) typically take 3-4 minutes to grill on each side, depending on the size. When you marinate ahead of time the acid denatures the proteins before it gets to the heat so the cook time is even shorter.
Anyway, these look delicious. A very tropical meal indeed!
My favorite part about shrimp is how quick they are to cook. You can buy them frozen (still decent quality,) thaw them in an hour and cook them in 5 minutes. One of my favorite things to put over rice or pasta!! :-D


4 Danica

YUM! I never thought of mixing coconut with lime and shrimp – I bet the combination is fantastic. You did really good at capturing an awesome picture for having trouble getting a good picture :)

Good luck getting all your todo’s done! Congrats on the new car and wii too :)


5 DailyChef

What a great recipe! I like this strategy – some good food first, and a to-do list later. Makes the errands on the list a lot more palatable :-P


6 sippitysup

You have a great attitude about your busy Monday. I am sitting here procrastinating in from of the computer. But you have inspired me to get in the shower, start my day and get something done… GREG


7 Marianne

Coconut & lime is one of my favourite flavour combos, and I bet it’s awesome on shrimp.

Enjoy your Wii!


8 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt

Looks for fresh and yummy


9 Coleen's Recipes

What a great photo, it looks delicious!!


10 zesty

Thanks Coleen


11 Katie

Sounds delish!! Have you tried this with scallops?


12 zesty

Katie – No I have not but it would be equally as good!


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