Lime and Chili Shrimp

My goal is to be blogging everyday seriously. Every. Day.

But in reality ….. I blog like every week or even longer…. BAD!

I don’t know how some of the lovely ladies do it out there but its tough for me and I don’t even have kids yet. Wait I have 1 big kid and 1 doggie kid so yea…. how do they do it …. help!

I love doing this stuff and I just wish I had more time and space to do it…. so please bare/bear/beer with me. I will try to post more frequently .. I promise.

I made a super easy delicious shrimp for the grill. I got a small bottle of chili oil from the Asian supermarket and I was like .. nice … tasty .. spicy… what can I do with this stuff? Its spicy and just enough fire with a little drop. If you like spicy food this is it. Now if you do not have the chili oil just use the sriracha or you can make your own chili oil with whole chilis or red pepper flakes in oil, it will have to sit for about a week or longer if you want the strong spicy flavor.

The line up.

Season the shrimp and let is sit for about 30 minutes or more, the longer the better.


Drain all the juicy-ness and let sit while the grill heats up.

Toss on the grill.



Squeeze some more lime on top and drizzle some chili oil over it. You can eat this with rice, or make them into skewers if you like. Delicious.


Lime and Chili Shrimp

Ingredients ~  Makes about 4 servings ~ Prep time: 2 minutes ~ Cook time: 7 minutes

  • 1 lb shrimp, cleaned with the tails on if you like
  • 1 whole lime
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fine herbs (you can use fresh parsley or basil)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp chili oil (extra for sprinkling)
Prep ~
  • Rinse and pat dry the shrimp.
  • Pour all the ingredients into a bowl with the exception of the lime and toss.
  • Cut half the lime and squeeze over the shrimp.
  • Cover with plastic and keep in fridge until ready to cook. You can keep overnight if you like but at least 30 mins to an hr.
  • When ready to grill, drain all the juices and dry the shrimp with a paper towel slightly. Do not go crazy cleaning the shrimp with the paper towel or you will rub off most of the herbs.
  • Toss on the grill at medium high heat.
  • Cook on each side about 3 mins.
  • It might need a minute or more depending on the size of your shrimp and the type of grill you use.
  • Once done, squeeze the remaining lime over the shrimp. (You might not need the entire half of the lime so squeeze a little at a time till its to your taste.)
  • Sprinkle a little extra chili oil on top. Keep in mind it is a little spicy so if you are not into that sort of thing skip out entirely.
  • Done, enjoy.


So simple and tasty. Love the added sprinkling of chili oil on top and a little more lime juice for the zing , perfection.

Love always,

TZ xoxo


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2 Comments to “Lime and Chili Shrimp”

  1. Those shrimp look fantastic!!! Just the type of recipe I was looking for today!

    I had to laugh at your opening lines about how hard it is to keep with blogging–even without kids. That’s exactly how I feel, too!!! How on Earth do they do it WITH kids????

    • TZ says:

      I know right lol… maybe when we have kids we will find the time then :) Hope you try the recipe and let me know how you like it.

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