Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy
YieldsServes 12Marinate Time1 hrPrep & Cook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins
A squeeze of lime adds zing and toasted coconut contributes crunch to this easy make-ahead crowd-pleaser.You can marinate the shrimp for anywhere from one hour to one day. You'll need at least 24 wooden skewers (6 in.).

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a medium bowl, combine ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, and coconut milk. Add shrimp, tossing to coat, and chill, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, soak skewers in water. Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Push 2 or 3 shrimp onto each skewer in a "C" shape (through each end); cook, turning once, until flesh has just turned pink and is slightly charred, about 3 minutes on each side.

Step 3
3

Arrange skewers on a serving platter and sprinkle evenly with salt, a squeeze of lime juice, and coconut. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-skewer serving.

Ingredients

 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
 1 tablespoon minced garlic
 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest
 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
 2 pounds large shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), peeled and deveined
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  Fresh lime wedges for squeezing
 1/2 cup toasted, sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

Step 1
1

In a medium bowl, combine ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, and coconut milk. Add shrimp, tossing to coat, and chill, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, soak skewers in water. Prepare a grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Push 2 or 3 shrimp onto each skewer in a "C" shape (through each end); cook, turning once, until flesh has just turned pink and is slightly charred, about 3 minutes on each side.

Step 3
3

Arrange skewers on a serving platter and sprinkle evenly with salt, a squeeze of lime juice, and coconut. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-skewer serving.

Coconut Lime Shrimp Skewers