Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe
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Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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“My husband was given this super-simple recipe by a man who sold shrimp at the fish market,” explains Lisa Blackwell from her home in Henderson, North Carolina. “It’s now become our family’s absolute favorite shrimp recipe. We’ve even served it to company often…with great success. Enjoy!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 175 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, trace fiber), 18g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean meat 1 fat


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, honey and garlic; set aside 1/2 cup. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate reserved marinade for basting.
  2. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade from bag. Thread shrimp onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  3. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side. Baste with reserved marinade. Grill or broil 2-3 minutes longer or until shrimp are pink and firm, turning and basting frequently. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Honey Grilled Shrimp in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p55

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"how much is a serving? 383mg of sodium... wow?"

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"Delicious! Easy dinner or appetizer."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"I have made these four times already and LOVE this recipe! I have also added a small pinch of red pepper flakes to them for a little heat! This is a family favorite!"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"So so good! I tried it with chicken and shrimp. The shrimp was delicious and the chicken was just okay."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"Very easy and flavorful!"

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