Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro-Chili Sauce

The easiest way to make simple grilled shrimp even more flavorful in a matter of minutes? Make a dipping sauce —...
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Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro-Chili Sauce
Kristie Collado

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro-Chili Sauce

The easiest way to make simple grilled shrimp even more flavorful in a matter of minutes? Make a dipping sauce — this one has a nice blend of bright, herbaceous cilantro; spicy chili pepper sauce; and tart lime juice.

6
Servings
580
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, halved width-wise
  • 2 Pounds shrimp, peeled, tails on
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine
  • 1 Tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¾ Cup cilantro leaves, chopped

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add the two pieces of shallot, cut-side-down. As soon as you see bubbles around the shallot halves, turn the heat down as low as it will go. Cook the shallot halves just until they start to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and discard the shallot and allow the oil to cool to room temperature.

Rinse the shrimp and pat them dry with paper towels. Then, remove the veins from the shrimp. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the shallot oil over the shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.

Heat your grill (or a cast-iron grill pan) over medium-high heat. Grill the shrimp in the preheated pan just until opaque and nicely charred, about 1–2 minutes per side.

Combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of shallot oil with the wine, chili garlic sauce, lime juice, and cilantro leaves. Pour the sauce over the grilled shrimp or serve it on the side, for dipping. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
44µg
49%
Calcium, Ca
69mg
7%
Choline, total
76mg
18%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
411mg
59%
Selenium, Se
40µg
73%
Sodium, Na
1299mg
87%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grilled Shrimp Shopping Tip

It may be tempting to buy peeled, deveined shrimp, but if you're going to be grilling them, you'll get juicier shrimp if you leave the shell on.

Grilled Shrimp Cooking Tip

Make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry the shrimp before cooking them.