Grilled Shrimp with Avocado-Lime Butter

shrimp on the skewer with limes and a butter sauce
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Prep Time:
25 minutes, plus 30 minute marinate time
Serves 4


Grilled Shrimp

  • 14 cup lime juice
  • 12 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 16 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Avocado-Lime Butter

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Whisk the 14 cup lime juice, the cayenne pepper, and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium bowl. Add peeled and deveined shrimp and toss gently. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. While shrimps marinate, make Avocado-Lime Butter:
    1. In a food processor or high-speed blender, purée avocados, garlic, the tablespoon of lime juice, and the tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil.
    2. Season to taste with salt. Set Avocado-Lime Butter aside.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  4. Remove shrimp from marinade. Thread 4 shrimp on each of 4 skewers.
  5. Grill shrimp until pink and opaque, about 4 minutes per side. Serve shrimp skewers with Avocado-Lime Butter on the side.

Nutrition Info

271 Calories, 5 g Protein, 32 mg Cholesterol, 11 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 7 g Fiber, 25 g Total fat (4 g sat), 335 mg Sodium, ★★ Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Potassium