I’m a huge seafood fan, and since I have started my new heath journey, I am more convinced that I should eat more wild caught fish. One of my family’s favorites is our Lime-Cilantro Grilled Shrimp. Unfortunately, the nearest ocean is more than 12 hours away from me, but that doesn’t mean with some creative “hunter-gather” skills I can’t find some quality wild-caught dishes. Finding wild-caught shrimp is easier said than done. Many of the shrimp found in the local supermarkets, and food clubs, is farmed raised. Trust me, you should avoid farm-raised shrimp when ever possible.
Shrimp is a fairly nutrient dense food and low in calories. It has some good healthy fats, including Omega-3’s, and rich in selenium and vitamin B12. It’s also a good source of calcium. and iodine Also, wild-caught shrimp can be very low in mercury compared to other seafood. Once you are able to hunt down and gather some wild-caught shrimp, there is nothing better than pulling out some kabob sticks and throwing some marinated shrimp on the barbie!
Lime-Cilantro Grilled Shrimp
- 2 lbs of wild caught shrimp (I prefer a mix of blue and red)
- 1/2 cup of cilantro
- 1/2 cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 limes (juiced)
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp organic wild collected honey
- 1/2 tsp of Himalayan sea salt (the pink stuff; it has less sodium)
Create a marinade with your oil, lime juice, cilantro, honey, pepper and salt. Add it to the shrimp in a gallon zip lock and place in the fridge for about a couple of hours. Soak some kabob sticks in water while they marinate (or else they will catch on fire while grilling) and place the marinated shrimp on them when ready. Feel free to add some veggies if you want, but I always put them on a separate sticks when using shrimp. Salt and pepper your shrimp kabobs (my wife like them that way) and grill for about 5-7 minutes a side. I usually take the marinade left over in the bag and brush the shrimp kabobs with it while they cook, just make sure the left over marinade gets cooked and not used as raw sauce (it can be unsafe). Serve them up with some pineapple or melon and enjoy!