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Chili-Lime Shrimp Skewers

Chili-Lime Shrimp Skewers

Look for 4-inch decorative wooden or plastic food skewers at craft or specialty food stores to serve this flavorful shrimp appetizer.

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30 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1 (26-30 count) pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 medium cucumber, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces, seeded, cubed into 1-inch pieces

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add lime juice, garlic, chili powder and cayenne; stir to combine. Add shrimp; cook 1-2 minutes or until shrimp are pink.

  2. STEP 2

    Remove from heat; stir in cilantro, lime zest and salt.

  3. STEP 3

    Thread 2 shrimp and 1 piece cucumber alternately onto each skewer. Place onto serving platter. Drizzle remaining sauce in pan over skewers. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tip #1

Peel cucumber, if desired, or peel partially to leave cucumber more colorful.

Tip #2

If you like it extra spicy, add a dash more ground red pepper!

Nutrition (1 serving)

160 Calories
6 Fat (g)
250 Cholesterol (mg)
1690 Sodium (mg)
2 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
21 Protein (g)
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