It's hard to always convey taste through a simple photo, but trust me when I say that this is some of the best shrimp you will ever eat! It has actually become one of my kids' favorite dinners, and I can't seem to make enough. I have my mom to thank for introducing us to this gem of a recipe for Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp!
Heads up! This recipe for Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp was originally published in August, 2014. The photos were updated in June, 2018.
We first tasted this delicious meal when we were at the beach with my family in June. We arrived at the house tired and hungry after an 11-hour trip.
Yes, we made that epic journey with a 3-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a 7-month-old. And yes, we're crazy.
Shortly after we unpacked the car, my parents pulled a delicious seafood dinner off of the grill. These grilled shrimp turned out to be the star of the show!
Casey ate so many of them that we finally had to cut him off because we needed to let the rest of the family enjoy some grilled shrimp as well. I think that he had 3 or 4 servings that evening!
Since the meal was such a hit with everyone in our family, I obviously requested my mom's marinade recipe. It turns out that she originally saw a similar recipe in a grilling magazine by Weber, but (as she always does) my mom modified it to make it even better! The result is simple, healthy, delicious summer fare!
How long do I cook shrimp on the grill?
One reason that we enjoy grilled shrimp skewers so often is that they come together so quickly! If you can prep ahead and let them marinate, your dinner will come together at the end of the day within minutes.
These grilled shrimp cook over high heat on the grill (or on an indoor grill pan) for a total of about 10 minutes (flipping halfway through).
I hope that you enjoy my mom's Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp just as much as little Casey does!
How do you know if shrimp is cooked?
Unlike other meats that may require a thermometer to test for desired doneness, shrimp are really easy! You can tell if shrimp is cooked because it turns from a gray, translucent color (raw) to an opaque, pink color (done).
Since they cook quickly, always be sure to keep a close eye on your shrimp. As soon as they turn pink, remove them from the grill or pan. Nobody wants to eat a tough, rubbery overcooked piece of shrimp!
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Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp
- 2 lbs. peeled, deveined raw shrimp
- ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup minced fresh chives
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- To make the marinade, whisk together all ingredients except shrimp.
- Marinate shrimp in half of the dressing for 30 minutes.
- Thread shrimp onto kabob skewers.
- Grill the shrimp over high heat for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Small shrimp will cook faster (about 5-7 minutes), so adjust the cooking time based on the size of your shrimp. Use the remaining dressing to baste the shrimp while they cook.