Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp

Citrus Honey Grilled Shrimp

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Marinate Time: 15 mins
Total: 31 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
373 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 373
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 359mg 120%
Sodium 2142mg 93%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 353mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

For this recipe, you will need eight to 10 wooden kebab skewers that are presoaked in water.


  • 1 1/2 pounds large or jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from 4 to 6 limes

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

  3. 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 to 30 minutes (no longer than this). 

  4. Preheat grill to high heat.

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

  6. Place shrimp on grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

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

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

  9. Remove from grill and serve immediately.

  10. Enjoy!


  • If using wooden skewers, we recommend soaking them for about 30 minutes before grilling. Soaking your skewers can prevent them from catching on fire, which ultimately leads to all your meat and veggies falling to the bottom of the grill. 
  • For soaking, you can use wine as an alternative to the water, which will give your meat and vegetables another flavor element.
  • An alternative to soaking skewers would be to use stainless steel or metal skewers. They do not require any soaking and can be reused.