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Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette

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Corn on the cob comes with such happy associations.

Warm weather. Grilling. Buttery hands. Big toothy grins. Eating outdoors. Relaxing on the deck without a care in the world, if only for an evening.

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I wait eagerly every year to get my hands on fresh sweet ears of corn in July and August.

Fortunately this year, my wait is over because our local grocery stores are already stocked with fresh Florida Sweet Corn.

Florida’s Sunshine Sweet Corn is at its peak right now!

It’s grown by family farmers in Palm Beach County, Florida. The tropical climate provides a harvest of fresh sweet corn a bit earlier than most places in the US. That means the corn you are seeing at the market right now isn’t tough and tasteless; it’s sweet and ready to eat.

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Although we love chomping corn right off the cob, today I used my fresh ears of corn to make a playful and healthy version of shrimp and grits.

Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette.

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Instead of loading dried grits with heavy cream and butter, I grilled corn on the cob, then cut it off the cob and topped it with juicy jumbo grilled shrimp and a zippy lime vinaigrette.

The lime vinaigrette is made with plain Greek yogurt, so it’s tangy and creamy, giving the grilled shrimp and corn a vibrant punch of flavor.

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There is certainly a time and place for traditional shrimp and grits, yet this figure-friendly version, Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette, makes getting in shape for swim suit season much easier.

Make sure to check your market for Florida’s Sunshine Sweet Corn.

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Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
A bright and healthy spin on Shrimp and Grits, using grilled shrimp, grilled corn on the coband a light creamy lime vinaigrette.
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6 ears fresh Florida Sweet Corn
  • 1 ripe lime juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to high heat. Remove the cornhusks and corn silk, and place the fresh Florida Sweet Corn and the shrimp on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Whisk 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil, honey and yogurt together. Add the crushed red pepper, lime zest, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk again. Set the vinaigrette aside.
  • Toss the shrimp with 1 tablespoon of olive and salt and pepper to taste. Then brush the corn with 1 tablespoon of oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill the corn for 8-10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes until all sides are slightly charred. Grill the shrimp for approximately 4 minutes, 2 minutes per side.
  • When the corn is cool enough to handle, cut the corn off the cob. Serve the grilled corn warm, topped with shrimp and a drizzle of lime vinaigrette.

Notes

If you don’t own a grill you can achieve similar results by cooking the corn and shrimp in a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Make sure the skillet is piping hot before adding the corn or shrimp.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 382mg, Sodium: 1197mg, Potassium: 391mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 245IU, Vitamin C: 15.6mg, Calcium: 237mg, Iron: 3.9mg
Course: Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Florida Sweet Corn. All opinions are my own.

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35 comments on “Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Creamy Lime Vinaigrette”

  1. We made your grilled shrimp yesterday. Wow!  It was delicious!  Can’t wait to make it again. The sauce is perfect and all so easy!  Thank you

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  3. It has 0 grams of total fat, 420 mg’s of sodium, 1 grams of total carbs and less than 1 gram of protein in it. I highly recommend the Crock-Pot Cook Carry Countdown Slow Cooker as a great slow cooker that any household would be grateful to have. cup of organic beef juice (grease-extracted), preferably left-over from cooking a roast or prime rib.

  4. Oooh, Sommer – grilled shrimp and corn is one of my all time favorite combos! Totally bookmarking this!!

  5. Love that grilling season is here! Looks so yummy.

  6. Grilled shrimp and corn are two of my favorite things EVER! Love this meal, Sommer!!!

  7. Oh wow, I love this corn :) this looks amazing!

  8. Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on some fresh corn, this screams summer goodness to me! Love it!

  9. I love how light this shrimp and grits dish is – I’ve had the real thing once and it was decadently delicious!

  10. Every thing about this is just gorgeous! This is THE perfect summer meal!

  11. Sweet corn season is my absolute favorite time of the year! Yum – love this recipe! Totally pinning for later.

  12. “Instead of loading dried grits with heavy cream and butter” Not that there’s anything wrong with that ;) :)

    Great recipe, Sommer, I can’t wait to try it once we get decent corn here. Our store is most definitely NOT stocking Florida sweet corn as it is starchy, bland, and dry…not to mention $5.99 for 5 ears!

  13. Can never go wrong with shrimp and corn! Oh corn :)

  14. This just looks so fantastic! I am so ready for summer and grilling season.

  15. Such a fun & vibrant dish!

  16. Oh… What a great summer dish! Sweet corn and shrimp sounds so delicious together.

  17. The shrimp dish looks delicious.

  18. What a nice light and tasty meal!

  19. We have dinner planned now!

  20. Such a delish looking summer recipe! Definitely giving this a whirl sometime soon. Thanks, Sommer!

  21. I can’t wait until corn is in season around this neck of the woods – this sounds do good Sommer – love that Lime Vinaigrette!

  22. This is my kind of meal! Love the lime vinaigrette! Have a great weekend! :)

  23. I love grilled shrimp, this would make a fab Friday night dinner!

  24. Oh how i missed fresh sweet corn! This dish will be in constant rotation this summer, you can count on that.

  25. So summery!! I love grilling season!

  26. Corn on the cob = summer. So I’m digging this!

  27. Great – now I won’t be able to stop thinking of this until I make it! Guess I know what’s for dinner tomorrow night ;)

  28. looks fabulous, I love shrimp and on the grill, even better!

  29. Goodness that looks amazing.. Nice spin on shrimp and grits.

  30. Oh. My. Awesome! I love shrimp and corn together, especially when it’s grilled! See you in sunny FLORIDA very, very soon!!! :)

  31. What a great idea to sub grilled corn for a twist on shrimp & grits. That vinaigrette sounds awesome & I love that it’s figure-friendly!

  32. This look perfect!! I can not wait to get my hands on some corn. It has not hit Colorado yet, but hopefully soon!

  33. This looks absolutely delicious and I know we would love it! Yummy!

  34. Yum! This sounds amazing!!! Love me some grilled corn on the cob!