Honey, Ginger, Lime, and Rum Glazed Shrimp Recipe

Grilled shrimp kebabs with lime
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
367 Calories
4g Fat
70g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 5g
Calcium 110mg 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 easy recipe for honey, lime, and rum glazed shrimp can be prepared on the grill or in your broiler, so it's a great year-round dish. The shrimp can also be skewered with veggies for a bright and colorful, appetizer or entree.

These are delicious with mango salsa, fresh salsa cruda, or as a topper for asparagus, arugula, and avocado salad. For a more substantial meal, these are great with black beans and rice.


  • 1/2 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 lime (zest)
  • 3/4 cup amber honey
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root (grated)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped fine)
  • 20 large shrimp (peeled and deveined with the tail end of the shell left on)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Garnish: sea salt and pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 lime (wedges)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine the lime zest and juice, honey, rum, ginger, garlic, and cayenne in a saucepan and whisk until thoroughly blended.

  2. Bring the marinade to a boil over medium heat, cook 1 minute and let cool completely.

  3. Place the shrimp in a flat dish and pour half of the marinade onto them along with the olive oil. Cover and marinate in the refrigerate for at least one hour or as long as 8 hours.

  4. Preheat grill or set the top rack of your broiler. If you are broiling the shrimp, line a sheet pan with foil for easy cleanup.

For Skewering

  1. If you are skewering the shrimp, choose fast cooking veggies like 2-inch lengths of scallion, 1/2 inch slices of small zucchini or yellow squash, baby tomatoes, or bite-sized pieces of yellow pepper, and alternate them with the shrimp.

  2. Cook the kebabs for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. 

  3. Toss shrimp with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Grill or broil the shrimp for 1 minute, brush with the marinade and turn.

  4. Cook for an additional two minutes, basting generously with more marinade. The shrimp will be bright pink on the outside and white on the inside.

  5. Stir the chopped cilantro into the remaining glaze and pour over the shrimp while they are still hot, passing lime wedges on the side.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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