Grilled Shrimp Recipe in the easiest and BEST marinade! This shrimp, in a sweet and tangy honey garlic marinade, threaded on skewers and grilled, ready in just 15 minutes. This is perfect for an easy dinner during grilling season, just like our grilled chicken thighs.

We love how easy it is to cook with shrimp. Whether sauteed in a skillet, or breaded and fried, shrimp is the perfect easy dinner.

Grilled shrimp on skewers topped with fresh greens and a spicy marinade.

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One of the best things about grilling shrimp is how easy it is to have dinner on the table. I love that this marinade is so simple and it uses ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Uncooked shrimp tossed and marinated in honey, garlic, butter and seasonings. The perfect balance of sweet,  savory, and tangy with a bit of a hit – perfect combination of flavors.

Grilled shrimp on skewers on a plate with limes and fresh greens.

how to you grill shrimp?

MARINADE: Prepare marinade by whisking together the oil, butter with minced garlic, honey, lime juice (or lemon juice), and season with salt, paprika, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes.

NOTE: Allow the shrimp to marinate at least 10 minutes or covered and refrigerated overnight.

SKEWERS: Add the raw shrimp to the marinade and mix to combine.  You can give them 5 minutes to marinade or even overnight if you aren’t in a hurry. Keep the bowl covered and refrigerate. Thread the shrimp onto skewers.

GRILL: Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side and enjoy! TIP: The shrimp gets cold rather quickly, be sure the remainder of your dinner is ready so you can enjoy the shrimp right away.

How to prepare and marinate shrimp for this easy grilled shrimp recipe!

how do I know if shrimp is cooked?

You will know that the shrimp is cooked when it turns pink and is opaque (meaning you cannot see through it).

NOTE: Be sure not to OVERCOOK the shrimp. They will turn rubbery and chewy.

how long should I cook shrimp on the grill?

Shrimp cooks really quickly, about 3-4 minutes over medium heat.

what do I serve with grilled shrimp?

Enjoy the grilled shrimp as the main entree with mashed potatoes and healthy and easy salad or oven-roasted cauliflower.

You can also enjoy the shrimp as a side dish alongside Costco Chicken Bake!

Spicy grilled shrimp recipe on skewers topped with fresh greens.

This grilled shrimp recipe is bursting with flavor! Even your picky eaters will enjoy the shrimp and will ask for seconds.. and thirds… 🙂

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Grilled Shrimp Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Truly the most delicious Grilled Shrimp Recipe in the BEST marinade. The shrimp is so juicy and buttery and seasoned just right.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 5 servings



  • In a bowl, whisk together the oil, melted butter, minced garlic, honey and lime juice.
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients.
  • Pat dry shrimp.
  • Toss the shrimp in the butter garlic and honey marinade.
  • Sprinkle dry seasonings over the shrimp. Set aside to marinate 10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp onto grilling skewers.
  • Grill shrimp for about 2-3 minutes per side, until no longer translucent.


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 19gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 247mgSodium: 1003mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 6.7mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)