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An aerial picture of the grilled shrimp skewers, over rice, with a square bowl of key lime aioli.
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5 from 6 votes

Grilled Shrimp with Key Lime Aioli

A fast and easy grilled shrimp appetizer that mixes savory seafood seasoning with tart and tangy key lime dipping sauce. It's sure to be a BBQ favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers
Cuisine: American, Caribbean
Keyword: Grilled Shrimp
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 731kcal


Grilled Shrimp

  • 1 Lbs. Raw, Clean, Deveined Shrimp (if using frozen, thaw and pat dry)
  • 2 Tsp. Seafood Seasoning (we used Old Bay)
  • 1 Tblsp. Olive Oil
  • 4-5 Damp Bamboo Skewers

Key Lime Aioli

  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonaise (we used Duke's Mayo)
  • 1/8 Cup Key Lime Juice (preferably fresh)
  • 1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Dill
  • 1/4 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp. Paprika (we used Hungarian smoked paprika)
  • 1/8 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper


Grilled Shrimp

  • First, if using frozen shrimp, thaw them out and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Next, in a medium mixing bowl, toss the shrimp with the olive oil and seafood seasoning. 
  • Then, thread 4-5 shrimp on each bamboo skewer and place them on a preheated grill for 2-4 minutes in each side.
  • Last, remove them from the grilled and set them on a plate to rest while you make the aioli.

Key Lime Aioli

  • First, in a medium mixing bowl, combine all the key lime aoili ingredients.
  • Next, use a whisk or fork to mix everything together.
  • Last, serve the aoili with your grilled shrimp.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and are NOT accurate because they include all of the aioli separated into 4-servings. However, this is not correct because a proper serving size of the sauce is only about 1-Tblsp. The aioli recipe makes approximate 2-cups, more than needed for this dish. On the positive side, the sauce will store in a sealed container, in your fridge for up to 3-days. So, we tend to use the left-over aioli for Mahi-Mahi, Salmon, and even grilled Chicken. 


Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 321mg | Sodium: 1426mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 4mg
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