Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Skewered grilled shrimp
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  • Total: 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

This is a deliciously sweet and citrus-flavored shrimp dish that can be served as either an appetizer or an entree. Enjoy with your favorite grilled vegetables or served over fresh greens and pasta.


  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp (peeled and deveined) 
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8-10 wooden kebab skewers

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine lime juice with honey, oil, garlic, white pepper, and salt. Pour half of the mixture into a separate bowl for basting.  

  2. Place peeled and deveined shrimp into a resealable plastic bag (use two if necessary). Pour remaining half of citrus-honey mixture into bag.Make sure all of the shrimp is coated. Seal bag and place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes (no longer than this).  

  3. Preheat grill to high heat.

  4. Remove shrimp from refrigerator and thread 3 to 4 shrimp onto each wooden skewers. 

  5. Place shrimp on grill and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Baste top sides with reserved citrus-honey mixture.

  7. Turn shrimp once, grill for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until opaque.

  8. Remove from grill and serve immediately.