Friday, January 18, 2013

January Paleo Pen Pals - Spicy Key Lime Shrimp Grillers

My awesome Paleo Pen Pal this month was Elizabeth. Elizabeth lives in Florida and sent me a bottle of Key Lime Juice! I am originally from Florida so I was thrilled to have an authentic Florida ingredient to work with.

When I think of Florida cuisine, I immediately think of seafood. I decided to use the Key Lime Juice as a marinade for grilled shrimp. Kevin was in charge of side dishes and he made some awesome guacamole and sweet potato fries. It was a great meal!

Want to become a part of Paleo Pen Pals? It is a fun Paleo food swap for bloggers and non-bloggers alike! To learn more and sign up, visit the Paleo Pen Pals Facebook page.

Spicy Lime Shrimp Grillers
Serves: 4
Time: 50 Minutes

1 lb shrimp
1 cup key lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp cayenne pepper

Combine the shrimp and key lime juice in a large resealable bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.

Thread shrimp onto skewers (I used three long skewers). Brush shrimp with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Flip skewers and repeat on second side.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Place skewers on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until shrimp turns pink and is just cooked through.