Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp

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This Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp Recipe is super tasty, lazy aka easy meal! Pair with a salad or Famous Butter Rice for a complete dinner.

Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp | Marinade

Well, this Grilled Shrimp Recipe is so stupidly easy that anyone can make this without screwing it up. It’s even tasty too. And, grilling shrimp takes approximately 7.2 minutes. If you love sweeter glazes, marinades, bbq sauces, etc., then Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp will be right up your alley. I ended up putting mine over a salad and it was perfection.

Main Ingredients Needed

So, the other day I bought some shrimp because {1} they looked good {2} the little sign beside them said they were fresh and {3} I swear they were talking to me. I brought ’em home and marinated the little suckers. After 3-ish hours I threw them on the grill and lo and behold, they were amazing! I figured they would be good, but not that good.

Yeah. That’s right. They WERE that good. And now you get to make them too, here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Lime Juice – I prefer fresh lime juice but if all you have is the store-bought pre-squeezed kind, that will do!
  • Honey – this creates a sweeter taste to go along with the savory flavors.
  • Canola Oil – helps the marinade “stick” to the meat.
  • Salt and Pepper – it’s so important to season while you cook instead of just at the dinner table. So don’t forget this step!
  • Garlic – finely minced. I found that one clove is the perfect amount so you can taste it but it doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors.
  • Raw Shrimp – of course, you need shrimp to make this recipe!  Peeled and deveined, I used 24-30’s but feel free to use bigger or smaller ones. Adjust grilling time to the size of your shrimp.

Love Shrimp as much as I do? I got you covered: Teriyaki Shrimp Soba Noodle BowlsShrimp and Veggie Ramen, Sriracha Brown Sugar Garlic Shrimp and Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip with Shrimp.

How to Make Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp | Directions

Grilling Shrimp is actually a lot easier than it seems! We start out with a simple shrimp marinade and then once everything is flavorful, we transfer the shrimp to the grill to cook. See? Easy. Check out the recipe card below to get the full details on these shrimp tails (see what I did there?).

Step 1: Mix All Marinade Ingredients Together

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the marinade together. Toss in shrimp and stir to coat completely. Transfer entire contents of the bowl into a plastic food storage bag. Seal the bag and refrigerate. {I marinated mine 3 hours.}

Step 2: Soak Wooden Skewers

While the shrimp marinate, soak wooden skewers in some water.

Step 3: Preheat BBQ.

When you are ready to grill, preheat BBQ. Skewer the shrimp and grill until they turn pink and opaque. Serve warm.

Side Dishes

I enjoy a salad and some rice alongside my grilled shrimp. Here are a couple recipes to consider making with yours:

Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp


This grilled shrimp recipe can easily be made ahead of time, especially because the longer you marinate it for the better the flavor! Simply prepare and marinate overnight then when the time comes you’re ready to pop those babies on the grill.

Leftover Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Any leftover grilled shrimp can be stored in the fridge, in a shallow airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or stovetop. You could even enjoy leftover shrimp cold over a salad or pasta.

Even More Shrimp Recipes to Love!

So there you have it. The easiest summer meal of all time that you are going to love.

Find some shrimp and make these tonight! Printable recipe card is below, enjoy!

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Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe

This Honey Garlic Grilled Shrimp Recipe is super tasty, lazy aka easy meal! Pair with a salad or some rice for a complete dinner.
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp peeled & deveined I used 24-30’s…feel free to use bigger or smaller ones


  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the marinade together. Toss in shrimp and stir to coat completely. Transfer entire contents of the bowl into a plastic food storage bag. Seal the bag and refrigerate at least 1 hour. {I marinated mine 3 hours.}
  • While the shrimp marinate, soak 3-4 wooden skewers in some water.
  • When you are ready to grill, preheat BBQ to medium-high heat. Skewer the shrimp and grill 3-4 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Serve warm.


LOWER CARB OPTION: Replace the honey with sugar free maple syrup.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1027mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled shrimp, grilled shrimp marinade, grilled shrimp recipe
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  4. Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    5 stars
    My husband and I love shrimp and I have to say that paired with honey, it’s definitely one of my favorite ways to eat it. Shrimp is on my grocery list this weekend, this is a contender for how we shall use it! So excited to meet you in Nashville!!

  5. Julia Andrus Williams

    That looks AMAZING. I’ll definitely make that just as soon as my husband picks out a new grill….. With this recipe, I might need to bump the new grill up on his Honey-Do list!

  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    YUMMMMM! Shrimp is hard to come by here and I think fresh is pretty much out of the question, but next time I get into civilization I’ll pick some up and try this out.

  7. Amy

    5 stars
    OH I am so making this for dinner tonight! I have all the ingredients except for shrimp! I love that your recipes always have things I already have in my pantry!

  8. alex

    hi! just found you through The Avid Appetite! so glad you were posting on Rachel’s blog..just subscribed and can’t wait to see what’s next! thanks!

  9. Bev Weidner

    Are you even kidding? Lazy is the NAME of the GAME. (does anyone even say that anymore?)

    This shrimp dish speaks to me. We share friendship bracelets. We’re in love.