Honey garlic shrimp is one of those fast dinner ideas that you can have on the plate in 30 minutes or less. Grilling it adds great flavor!
On a hot summer’s day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of the stove, so cooking this easy grilled shrimp recipe outside is the best way to get a tasty dinner without heating up the house.
Even with a hot sun, the cross breeze and blue skies are always nice. Toss in a freshly mowed yard and ice cold glass of lemonade, and you have yourself a perfect summer’s evening!
With an easy dinner like this honey garlic shrimp recipe, you can end the day on a high note.
Serve this skewered shrimp and grilled shrimp marinade with a side of veggies. Grilled asparagus or broccoli with some steamed rice would be some great side dish options!
Although you really can’t go wrong with just eating grilled shrimp on a stick as a snack.
So no matter how you choose to serve this honey garlic shrimp, just take relief in knowing that it’s one of the easiest shrimp recipes to make and one that can be very versatile.
How to Make Honey Garlic Shrimp
- Combine all of the ingredients inside a bowl with a lid or in a zipper topped bag. (By using a bag, you have fewer dishes to clean!)
- Let the shrimp marinate for at least 10 minutes, but you can also go up to overnight. This is a great for prepping in advance so it’s easier around meal times!
- Heat your grill to high heat, you want the temperature to be between 450º-500ºF.
- Place your shrimp on skewers that have been soaked in water. Note that you can skip the skewering step, but the shrimp will fall between the grill grates more easily. If you skip this step you may want grill mats to prevent sacrificing shrimp to the grill gods.
- Place the skewers on the grill and then cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through.
How Do You Devein Shrimp?
Take your shrimp in one hand, spine facing up, and a sharp pairing knife in the other. Run your knife down the side of the black line in the back, then take your finger and starting from one side to the other, run your finger down the line you just cut. Rinse under water and your shrimp is good to go.
Do You Peel Shrimp Before Grilling?
Peeling them before or after cooking is a total preference thing. Personally I think peeling them before cooking is a better choice because the marinade can penetrate the shrimp more and give a better taste. That said, removing the tail after cooking is also easier.
Can I Use Frozen Shrimp?
Using frozen or thawed shrimp will result pretty much the same, but you may find that shrimp cook a little more evenly when thawed. Not only that, but the grilled shrimp marinade can penetrate the shrimp better when thawed and taste even better.
Honey Garlic Shrimp
- 1 pound shrimp raw, de-veined, tail on
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 lemons juiced
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl with a lid or a zipper top bag.
- Let marinade for at least 10 minutes, up to overnight.
- Heat grill on high heat. The temperature should be between 450º-500ºF.
- Place shrimp on skewers that have been soaked in water. You can skip the skewering step, but the shrimp will fall between the grill grates more easily.
- Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through.
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