Chili Lime Shrimp Jerky

Chili Lime Shrimp Jerky

5 from 1 vote
Shrimp jerky? Yup, and it’s delicious! This recipe calls for zesty lime and some sweet chili heat. Each serving also provides nearly 14g of protein.
Course Snack
Servings 2
Prep Time 1 hour
Dehydrating Time 6 hours


  • 1 Dehydrator


  • 16 medium sized shrimp or prawns, uncooked
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp chili paste, chili flakes, or hot sauce of choice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Ingredients divided by use for recipe:


    • ¼ cup lime juice
    • 1 tbsp chili paste, chili flakes, or hot sauce of choice
    • lime zest *if extra - see step 2 & 3

    For rub:

    • t tbsp lime zest
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp chili powder


    • 1. Devein and peel shrimp (if needed). Keep aside in a container or bowl. 
    • 2. Zest 1 whole lime. Keep 1 tbsp aside; use any excess zest in next step (3). 
    • 3. Juice both limes into a container (add excess zest if any
    • 4. Mix in chili paste or hot sauce. 
    • 5. Stir and pour mixture over shrimp. 
    • 6. Marinate in fridge for 30-60 minutes. 
    • 7. While marinating, prepare the rub: combine 1 tbsp lime zest, sugar and chili powder in a container. 
    • 8. Once marinating complete, rub shrimp with mixture. 
    • 9. Place on dehydrating tray and dehydrate at 160 ℉ for about 6 hours, flipping halfway through. 


    • Do not marinate the shrimp for longer than 60 minutes (the acids in the marinade will start to break down the proteins) 
    • You can use any size shrimp, however, the dehydrating time will vary (the amount of marinade and rub may also vary if the amount of shrimp you use is more or less than 140g)
    • Scroll down for storage guidelines
    • Learn more about dehydrating from our Dehydrating 101 post


    Serving: 8shrimpCalories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 13.7gFat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 287mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2.4g
    Keywords: dehydrated recipe, high protein, jerky

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    Storage Guidelines:

    • Keep stored in a sealable bag or container
      •  Tip: Vacuum sealing can more than triple the shelf life
    • Keep stored in a cool, dry and dark place
      • For longer term storage, store in your freezer (especially if not vacuum sealed)
    • When dried properly, jerky is safe at room temperature for 3-4 weeks,  or 6 months in the freezer. 
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