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Recipe courtesy of Tiger in a Jar, LLC

Grilled Shrimp with Peanuts and Lime

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 limes

2 teaspoons fish sauce

3/4 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1 pound jumbo shrimp, shells on 

2 teaspoons olive oil

Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped 

1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped

2 scallions, chopped


  1. Zest the limes into a bowl. Squeeze in the juice from 1 lime and whisk in the fish sauce, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  2. Brush the shrimp with the oil on both sides, and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until the shrimp are pink and firm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Toss the shrimp with the fish sauce mixture, cilantro, peanuts and scallions. Juice the remaining lime over the shrimp.