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Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp. A beautifully balanced combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavours that’s just perfect on plump grilled shrimp.

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

This Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp idea is barely a “recipe” at all. It’s really just something I threw together as a marinade for some Tiger Shrimp that I had bought earlier in the day.

Once again it is another recipe idea that came about simply by examining g the contents of my fridge.

I had some leftover Thai red chilis from making Peri Peri Chicken earlier in the week. (By the way, that peri peri sauce is also just amazing on grilled shrimp too.)

I also had a stray lime rolling around in the fruit drawer but when I went looking for a little honey for sweetness, we were out.

On a whim I grabbed the maple syrup and set about preparing the simple marinade.

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

Maple wins honey for these Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

What I discovered was that I actually prefer the maple flavour to honey in this version of chili lime grilled shrimp. It just works really well  to my taste. I’m definitely going to try it on chicken next time too.

Since it is the Father’s Day weekend here I decided to post it as part of a spectacular Surf ‘n Turf menu which would be terrific for a BBQ on the occasion. I paired it with a beautiful aged rib-eye steak that had been left overnight, covered in my Smokin’ Summer Spice Dry Rub.

For extra shrimp overload, we even served Shrimp Pasta Salad which also features chili and lime flavours!

The beautifully seasoned steak and the spicy, tangy grilled shrimp paired deliciously well with each other. It’s a great combination for any special occasion BBQ you’re having throughout the year, like Canada Day, Fourth of July or Labour Day.

We have lots side dish inspiration too, including everything from baked beans & corn bread to deliciously different potato and pasta salads. Be sure to check them all out in our collection of 26 Best BBQ Side Dishes too. 

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Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp
Yield: 4 servings

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Maple Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp - a beautifully balanced combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavours that's just perfect on plump grilled shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp

For the marinade

  • juice 1 lime
  • zest of 1 lime, finely grated or chopped
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 6 tsp finely chopped red Thai chilis, or 2 crushed chili paste
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or peanut oil

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the marinade well.
  2. Place the shrimp in the bottom of a glass baking dish or casserole. Pour the marinade over the shrimp.
  3. Marinate in the fridge for 20-30 minutes depending on how large the shrimp are; smaller shrimp will need no more than 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the shrimp over in the marinade, once during the marinating time.
  5. Grill over medium heat for just a couple of minutes each side. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 208Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 286mgSodium 967mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 23g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Julia Wooster

Monday 7th of September 2020

Awesome recipe. Made it for lunch. It wasn't bbq weather so I did it on top of the stove and it turned out great. Will try it on the bbq next.

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