5-Ingredient Ginger-Lime Shrimp

Cooking the shrimp in the shell prevents the tasty juices from escaping.
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ginger lime shrimp

Recipe by Nigel Barker

Start to Finish: 2 hours, 25 minutes (includes 2 hours for marinating)

Servings: 4


  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

  • 3 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 20 shell-on large shrimp, deveined

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil


1. Grate half the ginger. Finely chop the remaining ginger. In a large bowl, mix all the ginger, the lime juice, and cumin; season with salt. Toss with the shrimp until coated. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. 

2. Thread 5 shrimp onto each of 4 skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak them in hot water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.) In a large skillet or grill pan, heat the oil over medium. Cook the shrimp until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.