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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. It's now become our family's absolute favorite shrimp recipe. We've even served it to company often, with great success. Enjoy! —Lisa Blackwell, Henderson, North Carolina
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. On a greased grill rack, 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 each: 175 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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hkpepin User ID: 3030797 268223
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2017

"This recipe was good. But it didn't wow me with flavor and no one else in my family thought it was ridiculously amazing either. But it's a good, simple recipe that I would probably use again, maybe without the italian dressing."

Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 265680
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"I love shrimp and so does my cousin so I am always on the hunt for ways to dress it up. This was perfect. It is super yummy and glazes so well to the shrimp. This is definitely something I will be making all summer."

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 259427
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"We both thought it very good and will make it again soon. Believe we'll add a bit of Cayenne pepper in the marinade. We like our food a bit snappy."

Remenec User ID: 6059530 253465
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"Very delicious and so easy to make! My kids loved this, too. The honey is so tasty in this recipe!"

salisuz User ID: 8868466 248999
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

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

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 246068
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"Delicious! easy dinner or appetizer."

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 228706
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!"

[email protected] User ID: 5326454 77713
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

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

KD89 User ID: 6213354 150816
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"Very easy and flavorful!"

Dianeoalford User ID: 7781811 77712
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Delicious and easy!!!"

alaskakaren User ID: 3921099 170166
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

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

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 126466
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!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 150987
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!"

historygal22 User ID: 5174353 96023
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."

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 150986
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

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

J9mom3 User ID: 6766068 104833
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."

amanda3475 User ID: 2105678 165463
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

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

SmilingRain User ID: 2373152 96022
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!"

donsgirl914 User ID: 2907790 126458
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!!"

mybiz92 User ID: 5406463 170162
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!"

PaigeIdzerda User ID: 1582965 104663
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!"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 150893
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."

Lacey Mae User ID: 5558329 68163
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"

krm188 User ID: 4680921 170161
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

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

pastaman13 User ID: 4004103 126452
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

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

Angela Mills User ID: 3254844 208913
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."

bucmaster User ID: 5876634 165046
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!!!!!!"

mamatx87 User ID: 5826963 68145
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

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

Sarahdwhalen User ID: 5274972 104661
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

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

LatelyLisa User ID: 5581400 77704
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"KIDS loved it!!!"

lemacken User ID: 3169331 95805
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"This recipe was delicious and very easy to do.

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

lagirl125567 User ID: 4690114 165043
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."

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 150745
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."

Charobic User ID: 947618 95803
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

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

drmomx2 User ID: 4522065 152503
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

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

tchrmomscookin User ID: 5195447 167263
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

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

alex79 User ID: 4488296 95797
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."

Alex63 User ID: 3573443 97001
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

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

jrstitch User ID: 1157703 97000
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."

doribow User ID: 4553091 170160
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

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

freehelp User ID: 2428044 165708
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."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 164950
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."

10sChick User ID: 4943196 96021
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!"

rodsgirl User ID: 1398588 165462
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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