Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro-Chili Sauce

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The easiest way to make simple grilled shrimp even more flavorful in a matter of minutes? Make a dipping sauce —...
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
206
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
191mg
64%
Protein
21g
42%
Carbs
6g
2%
Vitamin A
89µg
10%
Vitamin B12
2µg
28%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.9%
Vitamin C
5mg
9%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
13µg
17%
Calcium
97mg
10%
Fiber
1g
3.9%
Folate (food)
36µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
36µg
9%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
383mg
55%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
252mg
7%
Sodium
859mg
36%
Zinc
2mg
10%