Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers are sweet, savory, flavorful, and grilled. These tasty shrimp kabobs are marinated in a delicious Asian marinade before being threaded onto skewers and grilled (Or Baked or Air Fried).
What’s the best part? They are so quick and simple to make in less than 25 minutes. On busy summer weeknights, serve these shrimp skewers to the family, add them to a romantic surf and turf dinner on date night, or serve them as appetizers at a summer dinner party.
Why You’ll Love These Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers
- Shimp with the Most Flavor. These Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers Have a Balanced Flavor That Packs a Punch But Isn’t Overpowering. Each bite is saucy, sticky, and delicious, thanks to classic Asian ingredients like soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger.
- Simple and quick. In 25 minutes, you can make these Garlic Shrimp Skewers. Mix a simple marinade, marinate the shrimp for 15 minutes, and grill them. You’ll Be Astounded at How Little Effort It Takes to Make Such a Delicious and Flavorful Meal.
- Perfectly charred. Anything cooked on a hot grill is a surefire winner in my book. These Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers have the most delicate and tasty char marks from the grill.
- There are many ways to serve them. Serve these Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers with a Salad for a Delectable Lunch, with Steak or a Surf and Turf Dinner, or as Appetizers at a Dinner Party. Your guests will love these Asian shrimp skewers no matter how you serve them.
You’ll Need the Following Ingredients to Make Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers (Full Measurements in the Recipe Card Below):
- Make sure to use fresh shrimp. The flavor of the shrimp is affected by their freshness, and you want it to be as good as possible. In addition to using fresh shrimp, allow time for your shrimp to marinate — it makes a big difference!
- Pepper and salt
- Sauce de Soja
- Sesame oil or vegetable oil can be substituted.
- You can also substitute lemon juice for vinegar.
- Ginger + Garlic
How to Make the Best Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers
- Shrimp should be marinated. Mix shrimp with paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until evenly coated. Whisk together Soy Sauce, Honey, Sesame Oil, Vinegar, Garlic, and Ginger in a separate mixing bowl until well combined. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture and toss the rest with the shrimp. Toss well to coat evenly and set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.
- Skewers should be threaded. Thread 4-5 shrimp per skewer.
- Grill. Brush some oil over the grill or pan and preheat it over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes or until the oil begins to sizzle and shimmer. Grill the Skewers, spaced evenly apart, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until nicely charred.
- Baste. Cook for another 1-2 minutes on each side to enhance the flavor with the reserved sauce mixture. Serve right away.
How to Cook in the Oven or Air Fryer
You can also bake or air fry these shrimp skewers (unthreaded or shortened skewers) at 375°F for 12-15 minutes.
How to Serve
Serve Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers Alone at a Summer Barbecue or with some of my favorite grilling sides, such as:
- Salad with Macaroni
- Corn on the Cob Grilled
- Salad with potatoes
- Rice with Coconut
- Vegetables in the Air Fryer
Instructions for Storing
- Cooked Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers should be eaten within 3-4 days of being made. The sooner you start, the better. Shrimp, like other shellfish, tends to spoil faster than other foods. Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and not left at room temperature for more than an hour.
- How to Reheat: It’s Difficult to Reheat Shrimp Without Overcooking It. That’s why I like to serve leftover Honey Garlic Shrimp Skewers cold, with a fresh salad like this Grilled Shrimp Salad or a classic Caesar salad. If you need to reheat them, I recommend steaming them for 2-5 minutes in a covered pan over medium-high heat with a splash of water.
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