Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs, The Campfire Cookbook by Viola Lex and Nico Stanitzok. Photography copyright © Brigitte Sporrer/DK Verlag.

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

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Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

For 4 people · preparation time about 15 minutes
Soaking time about 30 minutes · marinating time about 2 hours


1lb 5oz (600g) raw jumbo shrimp (about 16–20 shrimp), peeled and heads removed

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped

3 sprigs cilantro, leaves and stalks finely chopped

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp raw cane sugar

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp ground cumin

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 limes



4 wooden skewers (8in/20cm each)



  1. Soak the wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes in water. Put the shrimp in a bowl and add all the ingredients except the lime. Cover and marinate in a cool place for at least 2 hours.
  2. Trim the ends off 1 lime and slice into ¼ in (6mm) thick rounds. Cut the second lime lengthwise into quarters and set aside. Slide the shrimp and lime slices onto the skewers, alternating with 1 shrimp and 1 lime. You should end up with 4–5 shrimp on each skewer.
  3. Barbecue the shrimp kebabs over medium heat on each side for 3–4 minutes and serve with a lime segment.
  4. You can also make the kebabs on a gas stove. To do this, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick pan and fry the lime kebabs over medium heat for 3–4 minutes on each side. Serve each one with a quarter lime segment.

Pantry marinade

You can prepare the marinade while you are still at home. Crush all the ingredients except the oil using a pestle and mortar until you have a fine paste. Add the oil, mix everything well, transfer to a small, sterilized bottle, and seal. Alternatively, put all the marinade ingredients into a blender beaker and purée with a handheld blender until smooth, then decant into your container. The marinade will keep unrefrigerated for up to 1 week.

Recipe reprinted with permission from DK Publishing. 

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