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Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 810 wooden skewers


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. (Skip if using metal skewers.)
  2. In small bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper. This is your marinade.
  3. Pour all the shrimp and half of the marinade into a large plastic baggie, seal and set baggie in refrigerator for 15 minutes, to marinate the shrimp. Set aside other half of the marinade.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high and thread 5-6 shrimp on each skewer.
  5. Grill shrimp skewers on one side for 2-3 minutes. Flip and brush with remaining marinade and cook 2-3 more minutes, or until shrimp are cooked thoroughly.
  6. Remove from grill and enjoy your delicious Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers!


As you can see, it doesn’t take a laundry list of ingredients or a ton of time to turn shrimp into a delicious lunch or dinner! This recipe is perfect for testing your seafood skills, and you might be pleasantly surprised at how simple it really is. For a little added “oomph,” we also have a few preparation tips and nutritional facts to enhance your newfound shrimp expertise.


Shrimp Tips:

  • Shrimp cook quickly. Avoid overcooking by watching the color of the shrimp. When they turn light pink, they’re done.
  • When using an acidic marinade, like those with vinegar, wine or fruit juices, you should marinate shrimp no more than a maximum of 30 minutes. The acid will actually start to “cook” the shrimp. However if your marinade is non-acidic, like those with olive oil, butter and herbs, you can marinate for an hour or more if desired. Always marinate in the refrigerator for optimal food safety.
  • Working with frozen shrimp? Leave them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw, or run them under cold water if you need them immediately.


Shrimp Health Benefits:

  • Low in Calories
  • Selenium – Boosts immunity and thyroid health.
  • Vitamin B12 – Supports brain and nervous system health.
  • Protein – Builds and supports muscle and overall health.
  • Phosphorus – Promotes strong, healthy bones.
  • Astaxanthin – Antioxidant that helps fight inflammation

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ImagesKelli Boyd Photography
StylingMonica Lavin of Lavin Label

  • Author: Dish on Fish
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Shrimp