Agave Lime Chili Shrimp

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"This is out of a magazine...but I'm not sure which one...I tore the page out because it sounded good..."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (104.3 g)
  • Calories 121.1
  • Total Fat - 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 119.6 mg
  • Sodium - 543.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 9.9 g
  • Protein - 13.2 g
  • Calcium - 63.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the shrimp in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine agave syrup, lime juice and chili powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over shrimp and gently toss. Serve cold with wedges of lime.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for shrimp that is labeled “31-40 count”. This means there are 31-40 shrimp per pound.
  • Be sure to use fresh-squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.

  • Substitute honey for agave syrup: Honey has a sweeter flavor than agave syrup, so it will add a bit more sweetness to the dish.
  • Substitute lemon juice for lime juice: Lemon juice has a tart flavor that will add a nice balance to the sweetness of the honey.

Tequila-Cilantro Shrimp Substitute tequila for the agave syrup, and add 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro to the sauce. Serve with freshly chopped cilantro and lime wedges.

Cilantro Lime Rice - This fragrant and flavorful rice dish will perfectly complement the spicy and sweet flavors of the Agave Lime Chili Shrimp. The combination of cilantro and lime will add a bright and refreshing touch to the meal.

Grilled Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad: This fresh and flavorful salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Agave Lime Chili Shrimp. The zucchini and red pepper provide a crunchy texture, while the lime juice and cilantro bring a bright and citrusy flavor to the dish. The combination of flavors will perfectly complement the spicy shrimp, making for a delicious and balanced meal.


Q: What size shrimp should I use?

A: Use cooked shrimp that is 31 to 40 count size.

Q: How do I store cooked shrimp?

A: Store cooked shrimp in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to keep them in an airtight container and use them as soon as possible.

2 Reviews


Easy and tasty way to have some yummy shrimp hors d'oeuvres! I served them over lettuce and it was a lovely salad for us!


review by:
(28 Oct 2019)


I really loved these shrimp for lunch. The agave gave it a little sweetness and the chili powder gave it a little kick of heat. Add lime and you have a delicious combination that just tastes so darn good! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe with us Theresa! Linda


(29 Jun 2018)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Agave syrup is a popular sweetener in Mexico and was used by Aztecs and Mayans as an alternative to honey. It is also used in the production of tequila.

Fun Fact 2: Chili powder is a popular spice blend in Mexican cuisine and was first introduced to the country by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.