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Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Honey Grilled Shrimp

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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!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Delicious and easy!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"Awesome! Instead of putting it on skewers, put it in an aluminum pan on the grill. The sauce was yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"I don't eat seafood, but I did try this at least. I still don't like seafood, but my boyfriend liked these and gave them a four star. Guess that must be good!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"My son and I both loved this! Too bad DH is allergic to shellfish. I used the marinade to make him a piece of chicken though and he said it was good! DS and I enjoyed the shrimp!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I've never really been a big fan of shrimp until I made this recipe...I think I ate them almost all myself! Looking forward to grilling season so I can make them again (and again and again), also plan to try it with chicken."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"This was SO easy & quick to make! My whole family loved it and we'll be making this again."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"This was an easy recipe with great results. Everyone loved this shrimp and it was gone in mins. This was easy enough to make on a weeknight and tasty enough to make for a party. Perfect for summer grilling."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"Very, very tasty. Even my 8 year old loved it!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"The recipe is supurb! My daughter loves shrimp, but isn't big on marinades, sauces, or condiments. I just didn't tell her! We halved the recipe; she ate all but my 2 skewers!"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"I made this recipe last night and OMG, the shrimp were awesome! My bf and I ate a pound of shrimp between the two of us. I cut the recipe in half and just made a pound. Tasted like restaurant-quality cooking and I would definitely make this for company. Thank you for sharing!!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"very easy and wonderful flavor. Too much for just the two of us so refrigerated 1/2 over night and the flavor was even better the next day. hubby thought it was a little to sweet so might just cut back on the honey. will definitly make again. Thanks!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe, My son said that was the best shrimp he has eaten, my husband said it was wonderful! This is the only way to grill shrimp at our house from now on, easy and ingredients are staples in our pantry. I am also going to try it with chicken as we grill quite often. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"My husband raved about this shrimp and said it was some of the best shrimp he'd ever eaten. He basted the shrimp frequently as he grilled them and the marinade stayed on the shrimp. I used a light Italian dressing and may try it with a fat-free Italian dressing next time."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"We did these on the Weber and they turned out great. This recipe sounded good in print but it was even better right from the grill. This one is a keeper and will going in "fron the grill" collection of recipes. Another great from ToH! JAF"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"This recipe was very easy and it tasted DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making this again! Thanks!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"the best shirmp ever!!!Loved it same with the wife!!!!!! if Jackson was old enough he would love it also"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"Living in Phoenix, I am always looking for simple summer recipes which can be prepared on the grill so i don't heat up my house. This shrimp is a winner all the way around. Everyone, including my kids, LOVE this and I have shared the recipe with everyone I can think of. I have served it with pasta, salad, rice and even steaks. Perfect poolside food."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I eat a lot of sea food being from the west coast of Florida. We have tried numerous shrimp recipes. None have compared to the Honey Grilled Shrimp. I did add a few ingredients however. I added a teaspoon of tabasco sauce, a bit more garlic, a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and a few springles of Mrs. Dash's onion and herb spice. Then followed the rest of the recipe. These shrimp were absolutely the most delious shrimp I have ever eaten. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"My family LOVED this! Grilled on the pit & served the shrimp on a bed of white rice."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"These shrimp were awesome!!! Will make again!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"KIDS loved it!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"This recipe was delicious and very easy to do.

I highly recommend it. Especially when you are pinched for time."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"i cooked these in the broiler of my oven. time was short so i took them out a little too soon. they were good but think they would have been better with a little browning or on the bbq pit."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"Easy and delicious. I used low-fat Italian dressing and grilled them indoors. I heated and served the extra marinade sauce at the table for added flavor."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"This was really good . . . and all 3 kids liked it . . . so it is a winner!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"It was ok, nothing spectacular. It was a little too sweet for my family."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"WONDERFUL!! I used the marinade with chicken- also very good. A favorite in my house!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"this is a wow recipe. every one in my family loves it and always asks for more. thank you so much TOH."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"This is a great recipe...easy and delicious."

Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Super tasty! We addded it to a ceasar salad. Next time, we're going to add some red pepper flakes to the recipe for a little zip."

Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"Wow! How wonderful. We used shrimp with shell on. It was messy but we loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!!"

Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Haven't tried this yet, but I will. I will use the low cal salad dressing and less of the marinade so there is more for dipping."

Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"Honey grilled shrimp is a simple, easy meal to make and one we'd make only when my third son is not home, as he's deathly allergic to seafood. It's very good though, and definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"This recipe is so super simple you can't not try it. I found the sauce very tasty, but shrimp is not the most flavor absorbing meat to marinate. So, when grilling, even though I basted with the sauce constantly, I didn't get "enough" of the sauce flavor to stick. Don't waste the extra marinade sauce. Heat to a boil to kill any bacteria and then serve over the shrimp after. Might be a good idea to saute the shrimp on the stove top in the sauce to get it to cling better. Really good over all!"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"I made this recipe for a party of about 20 people. Nobody could get enough of this fabulous shrimp! It was the best grilled shrimp I have ever tasted."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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