Grilled Shrimp Satay with Ginger & Lime

Makes: 4 servings. Prep: 10 minutes. marinate: 1 to 2 hours. grill: 6 minutes.

Grilled Shrimp Satay with Ginger & Lime
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Marinate 1 hr to 2 hrs Grill 6 mins


  • 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 20 large shrimp (about 1-1/2 pounds total), peeled and deveined
  • Flavorless vegetable oil spray
  • 4 wooden skewers, 8 to 10 inches long
  • Peanut Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)

Make It

1. Grate the zest from the lime and reserve 3/4 teaspoon. Juice the lime.

2. In a shallow glass, ceramic or other nonreactive dish, combine lime zest and juice, olive oil, soy sauce, scallions and ginger and mix well. Add shrimp, turn to coat and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill so that the coals or heating elements are medium-hot. Off the heat, lightly spray the grate with vegetable oil spray.

4. Soak the wooden skewers in cold water until ready to use.

5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade. Thread 5 shrimp onto each skewer and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and just cooked through. Serve immediately with the Peanut Dipping Sauce.

Peanut Dipping Sauce


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 2 limes

Make It

1. In a small saute pan, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute, or until lightly golden brown. Add red pepper flakes and saute for a few seconds. Stir in hoisin sauce, peanut butter and water, and reduce heat to medium-low so the sauce simmers gently. Add lime juice and simmer, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Let the sauce cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 80, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 58, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 1, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 413, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.