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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!

Marinated grilled shrimp in a dish with limes

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.

Grilled shrimp in a honey lime marinade.

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!

A favorite healthy grilled shrimp recipe!

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!

A tray of grilled shrimp kabobs basted in a honey lime marinade.

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!

Jar of honey lime grilled shrimp marinade.

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!

Tray of honey lime grilled shrimp garnished with fresh chives.

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Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp is an easy and healthy dinner recipe!

Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp

5 from 9 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 336.3 kcal
These Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp are a quick, easy, and healthy summer dinner!

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Don't have access to an outdoor grill? I've prepared these grilled shrimp on an indoor grill pan on the stovetop many times, and they work perfectly!
Cooking Just for Two? Use just 1 lb. of shrimp, but keep the marinade measurements the same. Grilling instructions remain the same.
Recipe adapted from Weber's All-Time Best Grilling Recipes magazine.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces raw shrimp + 2 T marinadeCalories: 336.3kcalCarbohydrates: 10.9gProtein: 46gFat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 344.5mgSodium: 716.7mgSugar: 8.6g
Keyword: grilled shrimp, healthy dinner, shrimp
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan
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  1. I’ve got shrimp in the freezer just waiting to be turned into something yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Pinning!

    I’d love for you to share this at my Show-Licious Party. We are live now!
    ~ Ashley

  2. 5 stars
    We would just love your Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Just saw this on foodgawker and began drooling….recipe sounds amazing and fantastic job on the pics! Looking forward to trying this one out sometime this summer!

  4. Blair–I made this a few nights ago and it was really delicious! Only used a small amount of the portion of the marinade that is set aside for the basting so I was able to also use it over noodles and, when eating leftovers, as a salad dressing. It was great in those applications as well. The marinade is so yummy I think it would be great over just about anything! We really like your Marinated Grilled Shrimp, but I think this Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp is even better!

    1. Wonderful, Norma! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the marinade. I use it for salads and other dishes as well. It’s delicious!!! 🙂

  5. Made the grilled lime Honey shrimp for dinner. Swapped out the pepper for a tsp. of chipotle powder and reduced the remaining marinade until thick. I used it as a dipping sauce. WOW!! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Just found thus recipe have it marinating in the fridge right now can’t wait to cook on the grill in an hour. Making Porterhouses steaks and baked potato wit it for me and the family Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe with the world!
    Thanks from Kevin in South Jersey

  7. 5 stars
    So Delicious! “IF” and that is a big “IF” you have leftovers it is yummy with used in a breakfast burrito or breakfast taco.

  8. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! My son who doesn’t like shrimp even went for seconds. We did add a shake of red pepper flakes (we like things a little spicy), and reduced the oil and salt due to dietary restrictions. We will definitely be having this again, and we saved the extra marinade to use with chicken skewers, and as salad dressing.