Spicy Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp


This easy recipe for coconut-lime shrimp is marinated in a blend of puréed coconut, lime zest, lime juice, and jalapeño peppers for a touch of spice. A perfect appetizer for summer cookouts.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded

  • 1 medium lime, zested and juiced

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • cup shredded coconut

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. Combine jalapeños, lime zest, lime juice, and garlic in a blender. Add cilantro, coconut, oil, and soy sauce; blend until smooth.

  2. Place shrimp in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Pour in marinade and toss to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove shrimp from marinade and gently shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  5. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing each shrimp near the head and tail.

  6. Place skewers onto the preheated grill; cook until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
17g Fat
6g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 1090mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* 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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