Grilled Spicy Citrus Shrimp is a great option to serve as a main dish, but it’s a great appetizer, too. It’s so easy to pull together this shrimp dish with a delightful sauce!
We do a lot of grilling in Phoenix, even in the summer. It’s great during the hot months because cooking outdoors keeps our indoors a bit cooler. But I made this Grilled Spicy-Citrus Shrimp indoors on a cast iron grill and it turned out amazing.
Shrimp is always a fab summer staple, and it’s always a hit when grilled. Whether you try this shrimp dish as a main dish or as a starter, you’ll love the big flavor you’ll get with little effort.
When I say “we” grill a lot, I mean my husband. He stands outside in the heat, over the heat! This summer in Phoenix has been like no other (like the rest of the world). I’m sure you’ve seen all over the news – we literally had 31 days in a row when the temperatures were over 110 degrees F. Bring on the ice cream!
Since it’s been so ridiculously hot, we’ve been eating a lot of salads like this Cucumber Salad with Simple Lemony Dressing and this Smoked Salmon Salad with Blueberries and Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
We decided to make this Grilled Spicy-Citrus Shrimp indoors on the stovetop using our cast iron grill instead of heading out back to the grill.
If you’re not familiar with Tajín (pronounced “ta-heen”), you probably will be soon, as word travels fast when it comes to food! Tajín is a Mexican seasoning made of dried chili peppers, dehydrated lime zest, and salt. A fabulous combination (and this isn’t a sponsored post)!
People sprinkle it on fresh fruit like mangoes and watermelon or on fish (hello fish tacos!), chicken, and vegetables, too. I added it to the rim of my Fruity and Frozen Mangonada Margaritas.
A little goes a long way, and I added it to the sauce mixture for this grilled shrimp recipe. Learn a little more Tajín from Better Homes & Gardens.
When is the best time to make Grilled Spicy Citrus Shrimp?
The extreme heat outdoors doesn’t mean you have to give up some heat and spice in your foods! You’ll love it in this grilled shrimp dish! It’s not crazy-spicy, with the heat coming from chipotle chilis in adobo sauce along with a dash or two of Tajin.
Grilled Spicy Citrus Shrimp is perfect as part of a lighter meal – serve it up with a green salad or over rice – or as an appetizer, too.
Whether you’re braving the outdoor temps and grilling out back, or you decide to grill on your stovetop, Grilled Spicy Citrus Shrimp is an easy way to bring big flavor to the table. Try it this season!
5 based on 5 review(s) Ingredients Instructions Notes I used frozen shrimp for this recipe, but you could use fresh if you prefer.
The 24 shrimp are ideal for an appetizer, or serve as part of a main dish to serve 4-6 people.
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5 based on 5 review(s)
I used frozen shrimp for this recipe, but you could use fresh if you prefer. The 24 shrimp are ideal for an appetizer, or serve as part of a main dish to serve 4-6 people.