Spicy Cranberry Shrimp

Overview of platter of cranberry marinated shrimp with limes


  • 1/2 cup (plus another 4 tbsp. for brushing) cranberry sauce 
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (include seeds for extra heat)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and minced (or 1 tsp. dried ginger)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 23 tbsp. lime juice (about the amount of juice from 1 lime)
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • Several skewers for grilling (soaked if using wood skewers)
  • Extra lime wedges for serving 


  1. Whisk together everything except the shrimp in a shallow dish. Add shrimp and marinate 1-2 hours in refrigerator. 
  2. Preheat a grill pan on a stovetop or outdoor grill on medium-high. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until shrimp cooked through. 
  3. Slide off skewers, brush with remaining 4 tbsp. of cranberry sauce, and serve.  Serve with lime wedges.