Jalapeno- Lime Shrimp

Yield: 12 kebabs

Prep Time: 20 min + marinating time

Cook Time: 10 min

Jalapeno- Lime Shrimp

Jalapeno gives these shrimp a bit of a kick in this simple marinade for grilled shrimp kebabs.


4 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied
1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup honey
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cloves garlic, minced
4 fresh jalapeños, seeded and chopped


1. Combine all ingredients in a large zip bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from bag; reserving marinade. Pour marinade into a small saucepan and heat to boiling; turn off heat and let cool down.

2. Heat grill or broiler.

3. Thread shrimp onto 12 skewers. Place skewers on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done, basting frequently with the cooled marinade.


*You can substitute 3 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breast or pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes, for the shrimp, if preferred.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Cooking Light )

2 Responses to “Jalapeno- Lime Shrimp”

  1. postedMay 17, 2012 9:16 PM
    R Rodriguez

    Im sorry to report that this chili lime flavor just didnt have enough of the flavor intensity that we were looking for. I think we need to lose the oj concentrate and replace the jalapeno with smoked ancho chipotle chilies and a little olive oil. But thats just my opinion / taste buds talkin. ( maybe some minced cilantro)

    • May 17th, 2012 @ 9:27 PM

      I’ll have to try it again and see what I think too… the recipe is from Cooking Light.

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