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Grilled Shrimp w/ Garlic Honey Sauce

Thanks to Jessica Gavin for sharing this recipe.

Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: mins | Serves 6


  • 2 pounds shrimp, (908g) peeled, deveined, tail on, 16/22 count
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, (60ml), plus more to grease the cooking grids
  • 1 tablespoon honey, (15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, (11g)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, (7g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, (30g) melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro, (4g)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  1. In a large bowl whisk together olive oil, honey, garlic, salt, black pepper, lemon zest, lime zest, and paprika.
  2. Add shrimp to the bowl and toss with the marinade until evenly coated.
  3. The shrimp should marinate for at least 30 minutes before adding to the grill for maximum flavor.
  4. Thread the shrimp on skewers, about 5 per stick.
  5. Preheat grill over high heat. 
  6. Reduce heat to low, the chamber temperature should be between 275 to 325ºF (135 to 163ºC).
  7. Add a small amount of oil on a folded piece of paper towel, and then carefully grease the cooking grid with the oil.
  8. Once the grill reaches the recommended temperature, add the shrimp skewers and close the lid.
  9. Cook shrimp until no longer translucent with a lightly charred surface, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  10. Transfer shrimp to a serving platter and brush with melted butter on both sides.
  11. Garnish shrimp with cilantro and serve with lemon and lime wedges.
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