Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp

Molly O

"This easy recipe blends together coconut and lime and adds just a touch of spice with jalapeno peppers. A perfect appetizer for summer cookouts."
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2 h 20 m servings 169 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 747 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine the jalapeno, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, coconut, olive oil, and soy sauce in a food processor; blend until smooth. Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and allow to marinate at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Thread the shrimp onto skewers, piercing each shrimp near the head and tail.
  4. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


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  1. 51 Ratings

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Let me tell you... I never, I mean NEVER ever want to eat any other kind of shrimp other than these again! OMG! They are utterly delicious! I did change it slightly... I was having a party con...

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The heat from the jalapeno drowned out the other flavors. Next time, I will reduce the jalapeno. For the person looking for a spicy jalapeno: look for one with "stripess" or streaks that give...

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Let me tell you... I never, I mean NEVER ever want to eat any other kind of shrimp other than these again! OMG! They are utterly delicious! I did change it slightly... I was having a party con...

I made this for a couple of my girlfriends...and they loved it. I used coconut milk instead of shredded. I also added some chipolte powder, an Anaheim pepper because I only had one jalapeno, a...

I made this recipe for my mother, sister and very picky nephew who all loved it. I only used about 1/8 cup of soy sauce and the flavor was still a little strong, so next time I would cut back o...

This dish is amazing! I did alter it a bit however... added 1/3 cup of lime juice, 2 tbs of coconut milk, 1 tbs cayenne pepper, 2 tbs chili powder. When grilling poured some of the extra marinad...

I really enjoyed this recipe; the marinade has a good flavor. I'm not a huge soy fan, so I cut back on it just a tad. I was a bit disappointed (no fault to the recipe) that my jalapenos didn't o...

Very good, but ended up pretty salty. I'll use low sodium soy sauce next time. This can be used as a side dish or use larger shrimp and make it a main course. I altered this recipe using half...

This is an absolutely amazing recipe! I did make one modification, however. Instead of including the jalepenos, I opted for serrano peppers. My family was literally salivating for more after the...

This is a fantastic (and fantastically easy) recipe. The only thing I changed was to set aside a few tablespoons of the marinade to brush on while grilling.

This marinade is really delicious! I didn't have jalepenos, so just added a bit of sriracha and that gave it are really nice kick and I highly recommend that addition to anyone looking for more ...

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