Grilled Shrimp Recipe in the BEST marinade

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.

easiest grilled shrimp-

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… 🙂

Please don’t forget to comment below with feedback if you make one of our recipes, we love to see your creations.


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5 from 6 votes

Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Truly the most delicious Grilled Shrimp Recipe in the BEST marinade. The shrimp is so juicy and buttery and seasoned just right.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled shrimp
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 247mg82%
Sodium 1003mg44%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 16 Comments
  • Jeannie 01/29/2020, 11:21 pm Link Reply

    Used cilantro instead of italian seasoning and paprika. My family raved about them.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/30/2020, 12:09 pm Link Reply

      Oh that sounds wonderful, Jeannie. Thanks so much for trying our grilled shrimp recipe! Stop back and visit again.

  • Sara Marx 12/11/2019, 2:29 pm Link Reply

    The Garlic Butter Sauteed Shrimp was delicious.
    I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t change a thing…

    • Valentina's Corner 12/11/2019, 8:08 pm Link Reply

      Sara, thank you for the great feedback. I must admit, the shrimp really is wonderful!

  • Clark Johnson 08/05/2019, 11:13 am Link Reply

    Shells on or removed? Thanks

    • Valentina's Corner 08/05/2019, 3:51 pm Link Reply

      Clark, you want to remove the shells! 🙂

  • Beth Pierce 07/19/2019, 8:57 pm Link Reply

    What perfectly grilled shrimp! Restaurant worthy recipe, indeed! This will be perfect for dinner tonight; delish!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/20/2019, 12:10 am Link Reply

      Sure is an easy and delicious seafood dinner, Beth. Enjoy!

  • lauren kelly 07/19/2019, 4:31 pm Link Reply

    Theres nothing better than grilled shrimp! I love this, it’s the perfect summer dish!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/19/2019, 7:28 pm Link Reply

      I agree, Lauren. The perfect summer dinner without turning the oven on.

  • Trang 07/19/2019, 4:08 pm Link Reply

    Taste just as good sautéed in a pan but boy, do these look wonderful grilled!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/19/2019, 7:28 pm Link Reply

      Yes, we like sauteed shrimp in the skillet but in the summer, there’s just something really special about the grill. 🙂

  • Suzy 07/19/2019, 3:42 pm Link Reply

    Shrimp is definitely one of those meals that is super simple and a family favorite! Love the tips on how to grill it perfectly!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/19/2019, 7:31 pm Link Reply

      I hope you enjoy this grilled shrimp, Suzy.

  • Natasha 07/19/2019, 2:45 pm Link Reply

    So juicy and delicious! My mouth is waterrrrring

    • Valentina's Corner 07/19/2019, 2:49 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Natasha. I hope you love the grilled shrimp!

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