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Grilled honey garlic shrimp skewers marinated in a flavorful Asian marinade are sweet and savory, loaded with flavor, and ready in 25 minutes. | aheadofthyme.com

Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 skewers
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Grilled honey garlic shrimp skewers marinated in a flavorful Asian marinade are sweet and savory, loaded with flavor, and ready in 25 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp (about 32 pieces), peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine shrimp with paprika, salt, and pepper, and mix until evenly coated.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic and ginger until well combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture and add the remaining to the shrimp. Toss well to coat evenly and marinate for 10 minutes.
  3. Thread 4-5 shrimp onto each skewer.
  4. Lightly brush some oil over the grill or grill pan and preheat the grill over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes until the oil starts sizzling and shimmering. Place the skewers spaced evenly apart on the grill and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until nicely charred.
    • You can also bake these shrimp skewers or air fry them (unthreaded or shortened skewers) at 375F for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Baste with reserved sauce mixture and cook for another 1-2 minutes on each side to enhance the flavor.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

How to store: Eat cooked honey garlic shrimp skewers within 3-4 days of making them. The sooner, the better. Shrimp, like other shellfish, tend to go off quicker than other meals. Store honey garlic shrimp skewers in an airtight container in the fridge, and avoid leaving them out at room temperature for longer than an hour.

How to reheat: Reheating shrimp without overcooking it is a challenge. That’s why I prefer to enjoy leftover honey garlic shrimp skewers cold over a fresh salad like this Grilled Shrimp Salad or over a classic Caesar Salad. If you must reheat them, I recommend steaming them in a covered pan over medium-highheat with a splash of water for 2-5 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Shrimp
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Asian

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