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Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut-Lime Rice and Peach Salsa

This post was originally published here on July 24, 2014. I’ve updated the photographs and text to better showcase this delicious (and easy!) Summer dinner.

Eeeek! You guys! I’m starting to have anxiety about the end of Summer.

I know, I know. It’s only mid-July. But last week my grocery store put out their Halloween candy and that kind of sent me into a feverish downward spiral. I literally just stood in the aisle staring at the rows of pumpkins and ghosts and felt an equal mix of extreme sadness and intense rage.

Cue anxiety attack.

Also, can we seriously talk about Halloween candy at the grocery store in July. WTF is wrong with everyone. Just NO! No, no, no, no, no, no, no…!!!


Anyways. Since eating always improves my mood, I went home and decided to whip up the ultimate Summer dinner: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut Lime Rice and Peach Salsa.

Fall: stand down. You’ve been warned.

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This recipe has a couple separate parts that you need to prepare. But it’s so worth it. And all the steps are super easy. I promise.

The shrimp are spicy and crazy flavorful. And they take only a few minutes to cook up on the grill. And the fresh peach salsa is the perfect blend of savory and sweet notes. It’s great not only in this dish, but also on just about anything grilled: chicken, pork, salmon, etc. You can also put it on tacos. Or just scoop it straight onto some tortilla chips. You get the idea. Find a way to get this peach salsa into your body in any way possible.

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But the coconut-lime rice might just be my favorite part about this whole recipe. Seriously. Making rice with canned coconut milk instead of water is a total game changer. It feels tropical and luxurious, but still easy. Just like how Summer should feel.

So tell me, how are YOU celebrating Summer these days? Give me some more ideas for my Summer bucket list. Because it’s not over yet, and I tend to make the most of it!



Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut-Lime Rice and Peach Salsa

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut-Lime Rice and Peach Salsa

At a Glance:
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


For the Peach Salsa:

  • 2 peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime

For the Rice:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime

For the Spicy Shrimp:

  • 24 large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (I like the "tail-on" variety)
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the peach salsa in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring the coconut milk, water, salt and oil to a low boil. Stir in the rice and turn the heat down to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. The coconut milk has a greater tendency to over boil or scorch on the bottom, so keep the heat lower than you typically would for cooking rice in water/broth. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and keep the lid on your saucepan and let the rice sit for 5-7 minutes. Then remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Gently stir in the lime juice and zest. Cover to keep warm while you prepare the shrimp.
  3. Pre-heat your grill to medium-high. Rinse the shrimp under cold water and then toss them in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining olive oil, lime zest and juice, diced jalapeño, cilantro and salt. Place the shrimp on your pre-heated grill and grill for about 2-3 minutes, flipping once during this time. The shrimp are cooked when they turn from translucent to white and their tails curl in slightly. Remove the shrimp from the grill and toss them gently in the lime/jalapeño/cilantro mixture.
  4. To serve, divide the coconut-lime rice between bowls. Top with the grilled shrimp and a spoonful of the peach salsa. Enjoy immediately.

40 comments on “Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut-Lime Rice and Peach Salsa”

  1. This shrimp looks amazing, Liz! Especially that peach salsa, sounds like it pairs perfectly with this dish!

  2. Ohhh peach salsa! I like the sounds of that. The peaches are so fresh right now. Such a delicious looking recipe you have here. Yum!

    • Thanks Allison! I’m really digging fruit salsa’s with grilled meats and seafood this year. They pair so well together!

  3. Liz, this looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try this.

  4. This looks so delicious!! Its a perfect meal for summers!

  5. This looks pretty darn good. You’ve added some delicious flavors here, especially the touch of peach and coconut!

    • Thanks Nik! I love the tropical-ness of this dish that comes from the coconut and the fresh fruit. Perfect for summer!

  6. I’ve made this twice already and it’s such a hit! The second time I made it was this past weekend at the family BBQ and everyone loved it. Family members kept complimenting my cooking and I’m only a novice cook. The peach salsa was the first dish to go. Keep up the great recipes!

  7. Thank you for this amazing recipe, I know what to cook for dinner tonight. love it.

  8. This dish is just gorgeous! I love the addition of the peach salsa to this dish!

  9. What!!!??? What do you mean the grocery stores are already putting out Halloween candy???!!! Please say it isn’t so! It feels like summer JUST stated so I can’t even wrap my mind around the thought that Halloween is within range. How ’bout I drown my sorrows with this scrumptious rice bowl. . .because it is chock full of summer flavors. That should surely chase those Halloween ghosts and goblins away, shouldn’t it?

    • I wish I was kidding about that. But unfortunately, I’m not. It was a very horrifying site in July. Ugh! Gonna keep eating all the summery foods to the very last day!

  10. Guuuuurl, I totally feel you!! I saw Halloween and fall decor at the store last week and I swear my head spun around on my shoulders in utter horror. That same day I read someone write online that they were ready for pumpkins and I was literally .2 seconds from having a full blown temper tantrum. I mean, as much as I love fall weather, it just can’t compare to summer produce and the general feel good vibes of summer! It is THE best. And I won’t have any of this nonsense talk about fall. Let’s revolt together! 😉 I’m thinking this spicy shrimp business is the perfect way to celebrate summer and say eff you fall! I’m down to eat this on the daily! SO much to love here! Pinned! Cheers, sweets! XO

  11. Omg Liz-this is my dream meal right here! I’m dying to try this! Love all these flavors so much! The photo is gorgeous too!

  12. That salsa is EVERYTHING!

  13. This is absolutely summer in a bowl! Delish!

  14. you speak my seafood language! Coconut lime shrimp and that peach salsa? girl, you deserve a medal. NO LIE!

  15. Love that this dish uses peach salsa–perfect for summer!

  16. Ahhh coconut rice sound bomb and perfect for everything else like those shrimp!!

  17. This would make the perfect lunch/dinner! It looks so irresistibly good 🙂

  18. This look SO GOOD, Liz!! I want this rice and salsa with every Mexican-inspired bowl I ever eat from now on.

  19. Dang Halloween Candy… you know “they’re” capitalizing on back to school sales… riding on coat tails :/ . Ridiculous. More farmers market finds I say. PoPoo to the stores stocking up on candy already. Let’s push back hard! Now, about this spicy, gorgeous recipe. This is the perfect balance of flavors and textures… sweet and spicy – a favorite pairing – with the coconut rice?! OMGee – my switch is flipped! Gorgeous capture.. I’m so glad you reshared this! <3

  20. Such a summery , bright bowl of food! loving all the components especially that peach salsa.

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