Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

by Deliciously Organic on July 9, 2013

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Shrimp

“Welcome to the ‘Old Wives Club!’” my friend said just before we left Edwards, CA. We both laughed, but it’s sort-of true. As far as military wives go, I’m on the “older” side now. Last week, my husband took command of his squadron so I’m now a “Commander’s Wife”. Yikes! How can I be old enough for this? I remember when we were first married, fresh out of college without kids. When I would talk to the commander’s wife, I felt like she was so “old”. Ha! Now that’s me.

 The honor guard.

Pete speaking to the squadron.

Vitt Family Small

Our family traveled to Florida for the ceremony. It’s a special time where the squadron comes together to say goodbye to the previous commander and welcome the new. We watched as the flag was brought in by the honor guard, put our hands over our hearts as the national anthem was sung, listened to speeches, and sang the Air Force Song loud and proud to close the ceremony. It was a great way to mark a momentous occasion with our family and friends.

Dad Grilling

My dad grilled the shrimp for us!

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shirmp via www.deliciouslyorganic.net

We followed the ceremony with great food and drink. Since we live near the gulf coast, I went by my favorite fish market and picked up snapper and shrimp for us to throw on the grill. We marinated the shrimp with oil, lime, and chili flakes and seared it quickly until bright pink. Everyone enjoyed the summery and festive main dish for our celebratory dinner.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 4

It’s best to grill or cook meat at room temperature. This way the meat can cook evenly. The shrimp can be skewered, or cooked in a grill basket.


  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined (16-20 count)

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • Celtic sea salt


Gently toss shrimp, olive oil, lime juice and chili flakes in a large bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium heat. Drain shrimp and either skewer or place a grill basket on the grill to preheat. Grill shrimp 2 minutes per side until bright pink and cooked through (do not overcook). Sprinkle with cilantro and sea salt. Serve.


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Karen July 9, 2013 at 8:44 am

What a beautiful family! I’m sure you will cherish these memories for a lifetime. Blessings, Congratulations, and Thank You for your service to our great Nation. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers.


Diane July 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Such a gorgeous family photo! So happy for you all~ Congratulations on the Command!


Paige Cullenbine July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Congrats Pete!!! We know you’ll be great! :)


Chris & Paige


Kelly @ The Nourishing Home July 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm

What a beautiful family! Congrats to Pete and much appreciation to him for his dedicated service to our country. Lots of blessings, as always!! xoxo Kelly


Stephanie Meyer July 17, 2013 at 8:36 am

What a lovely post, all of it! You are all beautiful. And so are the shrimp ;) Best, Stephanie


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