Monday, May 17, 2010


1 to 1-1/2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp (21 to 30 per lb, tails on)
2 tablespoons fresh lime
Mint sprigs for garnish

Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for high heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inch above grate only 1 to 2 seconds). Meanwhile, put shrimp in a 11-gal, resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade (recipe below). Seal and marinate at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove shrimp, reserving marinade. Thread shrimp onto 6 to 7 (10 to 14 inch) metal or bamboo skewers.

Arrange shrimp on grill and baste with marinade (dab some mint and shallots onto shrimp); close lid. Cook until shrimp are just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn shrimp over, baste again and close lid. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until browned but still moist in center ( cut to check). Transfer shrimp to a patter, drizzle with lime juice and garnish with mint sprigs.


20 chopped fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup sugar
1 thinly sliced shallot
1/3 cup light rum
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

In a medium bowl, combine mint leaves, sugar and shallot. Pound with a wooden spoon to crush coarsely.

Whisk in rum, lime juice, oil lime zest and salt. Whisk until salt dissolves.

YIELD: makes 4 to 6 servings

Notes: These sweet, juicy shrimp taste of fragrant mint and lime. Don't marinate for more than the recommended time or the rum and lime juice will "cook" the shrimp and ruin their texture.



  1. OMG! This looks fantastic!! I think we may have to try this soon!!!

  2. This looks wonderful and fresh. The mint, rum and lime juice really kick-it up a notch. Love it!

  3. This looks sooo yummy! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tastes! You may have forgotten to grab a button to link back. When you have a chance, link back to the party - I would hate for your amazing recipe to recipe to be disqualified from the People's Choice Award. So happy to have you!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  4. This sounds lovely! I love mojito! Joni

  5. I have been craving lime flavor lately. I wanted to eat them right off the blog!! This sounds so good! You have the BEST recipes!! YUM!

  6. Yum, my son loves shrimp and would probably love this! Thanks!

  7. Miss Sarah and I are shrimp lovers! We are going to have to give this a looks sooo good!!

  8. Wow, love the flavors you have going here, and what a quick and easy way to prepare shrimp. Mint, lime and rum...what's not to love?

  9. Hi Geri, Thanks for stopping by my home and for your comments. I'm so glad you did now that I have found you I'll be back. I copied your cream cake recipe. I made this years ago and lost the recipe. Your a Gem!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  10. I love shrimp! This is going to be for dinner soon! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tastes! Polls just opened for the People's Choice Award! Stop by and and vote when you get a chance -just click on your fav recipe!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  11. Mmm, this looks yummy! I love lime and it's a great flavor for the warmer weather.

  12. Your very appetizing marinade will go fabulously well with the amazing Mojito drink that's made in my home ;o) It hasn't been beaten yet :)
    Wonderful recipe idea. Now, why hadn't I thought of it?
    BTW...I wanted to thank you for your wonderful visit...which has now given me a chance to discover a new place to come to;o)
    Flavourful wishes,