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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp on the grill, quick honey-lime marinade.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled shrimp, shrimp skewers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 182kcal
Author Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails removed (about 32)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced I used a microplane
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced grilled jalapeño, or canned chipotles in adobo sauce (I used the charred jalapeño from the corn salad I made)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped for serving
  • 4 wooden skewers


  • Soak the wooden skewers in water while you prepare the shrimp. In a medium bowl combine honey, lime juice and zest, minced garlic, cayenne, jalapeño and a sprinkle of salt. Mix well and add shrimp, toss gently to coat. Let sit for 10 or 15 minutes. (The lime juice which is acidic will "cook" the shrimp slightly, that's okay)
  • Heat grill. Thread 8 shrimp on each skewer like shown in the photos. Lightly brush each side with melted butter. On a medium hot grill, place skewers and grill 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Turn skewers and grill another 2 minutes. Try not to overcook, 4 to 5 minutes is plenty on a hot grill. Remove, sprinkle with salt, pepper and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!


Great flavor, perfect for summer and goes so well with all the farm fresh veggies this time of year.  These grilled shrimp would also be great for tacos ~ I think I’ll try that next time.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg