Cilantro & Lime Grilled Shrimp 

An easy cilantro & lime grilled shrimp recipe ready in 20 minutes.   Make this peel and eat style shrimp with coconut aminos, herbs, cilantro, avocado oil and lime juice for a paleo, aip, scd, and gaps friendly meal. This healthy seafood recipe is perfectly light and filling.


Shell On Grilled Shrimp

Every once in a while grilled shrimp without heavy sauces and (gluten free) breading is exactly what we need.  The seasonings make it just right so that we can peel and eat it with just butter! 

The most important part is to use wild caught shrimp.  Farm raised shrimp is not the health boosting seafood wild shrimp is.  Dyes, hormones, fillers, (yikes) seriously farmed fish is not real food.  See the kinda easy resource page on farmed and wild caught fish for more.

Cilantro Grilled Shrimp (Shell On)

Cilantro & Lime Grilled Shrimp - Peel & Eat
Serves 4
An easy cilantro & lime grilled shrimp recipe for peel and eat style shrimp. The coconut aminos flavors the shrimp perfectly and keeps the dish soy free.
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 1/2 lb shrimp with shell
  2. 1/2 cup avocado oil or butter
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  6. dash of garlic powder, rosemary, thyme
  7. juice of 2 limes plus more for serving
  1. Using a paring knife devein shrimp leaving shell on. If shrimp is deveined skip this step. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine lemon juice, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme and oil. Toss with shrimp and let marinate at least 15 minutes.
  3. Heat your grill to medium-high. Skewer shrimp or place in a grill basket. Grill until shrimp are cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. Serve hot with herbed butter and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
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Shell on grilled shrimp

Cooking the shrimp with the shells on contributes to a perfectly cooked and flavored dish.  The shell is small but mighty, it protects the nutritional profile of the shrimp that otherwise char easily.  Also, you avoid the entire prep process of peeling and cleaning the shrimp and make it fun at the table.   

By cooking the shrimp with the shells on we access the benefits of the shell as well.  Next time you cook shrimp consider making broth with the shells to fully unlock the nutrient dense content.  Glucosamine is a protein that is found in our joints, bones and cartilage. Cooking in the shrimp with the shell on helps flavor, but making a broth helps protect from joint pain and arthritis by steeping into the broth during the slow cooking process.