Cilantro Lime and Peanut Grilled Shrimp

Boom!  How amazing does this look?  Cilantro and limo is one of my favorite flavor combinations and the crunch of peanut is perfection.  The trick to this succulent shrimp is that it's grilled with the skin on! Yes, it makes the shrimp super juicy and delicious.  I suggest serving this with a side of garlic noodles.  It packs a lot of great flavor and is one you'll be sure to make time and time again.


2 limes
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 pound (about 15) jumbo shrimp, shells on
2 teaspoons safflower oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 scallions, finely chopped


Zest limes into a bowl. Squeeze in juice from 1 lime, and whisk in fish sauce and sugar.

Preheat grill to high. Brush shrimp with oil on both sides, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill until pink and firm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Peel shrimp and toss with fish-sauce mixture, cilantro, peanuts, and scallions. Juice remaining lime over shrimp.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

xo natasha


  1. this sounds amazing -- I love anything involving shrimp and cilantro -- pinning this! xo

  2. We make this all the time, its one of our favorites! Happy 8 months to Ethan too!

  3. This looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oooh this looks so good Natasha. As the warmer months get closer I always get cravings for some form of lime and shrimp.

  5. Yum! I love the shrimp & lime combo! Definitely going to try this one of these Fridays during Lent!
    finer feelings

  6. This looks awesome, I'm gonna try it next week!

  7. This is one of our faves too! It is so good!

  8. Haha. Yes. It looks awesome!! Peanut, Cilantro, Shrimp? Sold. BAM. (Had to reference emeril..sorry! ) Haha.

  9. YUM! I adore cilantro and shrimp, so I know this is good!

  10. That looks SO SO yummy!!! You come up with the BEST recipes!!!!! Where are your favorite places to get inspiration?

  11. can you come be my chef? please? you are ALWAYS making great things! looks gooodddd and now I'm starving. typical.

  12. Oh man does that look incredible! I can't wait to dive into it! Hopefully mine turns out as good as this looks!

  13. One of my favorite combinations, too, and I'm a huge shrimp lover!!! I'm totally pinning this & would love you to link up this recipe to this week’s Food Holiday Link Party at my blog. The theme this week is peanuts in honor of National Peanut Month, so this recipe totally fits the bill! Thanks!