Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime, and Pistachios

I saw this Martha Stewart recipe on Pinterest and made it the same night.

Last week I made it again but changed it up a bit — I doubled the recipe & used pistachios instead of peanuts.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

It’s a cinch to make and delicious. Win Win.

I used 2 pounds of Key West Pink shrimp.

Leave the shells on but devein them by cutting down the back of the shrimp with kitchen shears.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Drizzle with canola oil, season with salt and pepper, and put them in the refrigerator until you are ready to grill.

They will cook fast so it is better to have the sauce prepped before cooking.

Zest a couple of limes:

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Add the juice:

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Sugar and fish sauce.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Chop a bunch of scallions:

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Cilantro:

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

And pistachios.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Now you are ready to cook the shrimp.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

This is a fast cook — just a couple of minutes on each side.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

When they look like this they are ready to eat.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Put the grilled shrimp into a big bowl.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Toss with the lime/fish sauce mixture and then the scallions, cilantro and pistachios.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Pile the shrimp onto a big plate and serve with warm fresh bread.

Forks and knives are not needed.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

Just peel, eat, and lick your fingers.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

This is an easy and flavorful dish that would be perfect for your next party or a fun family dinner.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime & Pistachios

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6 Responses to Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro, Lime, and Pistachios

  1. Teresa Green says:

    I had just got back from Puerto Penasco, Mexico, with some fresh shrimp when I saw this recipe on your blog. So I tried it and it was super delicious!! I used the pistachios. I also made it using seasoned chicken breast and it was equally delish! Thanks for the posting, the very detailed step by step instructions, and all the yummy pictures! = )

  2. Teresa Green says:

    Oops, I forgot to add that I also mixed in sliced mango! First time I have tried mixing up a recipe and it actually turned out really well!

  3. I am so glad you loved it — thank you for letting me know!! I will have to try this with chicken, great idea! Thanks, Teresa. :)

  4. MANGO! Fantastic idea!

  5. Cynthia L. says:

    This looks fantastic! I love grilled shrimp and the pistachio/cilantro sauce sounds wonderful. I have pinned this and shared on FB! Thanks for sharing

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