Grilled marinated shrimp is a delicious, simple and quick dish that looks fancy and elegant. You would think it came straight out of the 5 -star seafood restaurant, but it is actually very quick and easy to make at home while takes just a few minutes to make. Grilled shrimps are perfect for warm summer nights when you just want to be outside. It is also a perfect easy meal for family dinner. Fire up the grill and get ready because I have an amazing recipe of how to marinate and cook shrimp on the grill for you. It is one of the best healthy grilled shrimp recipes, believe me.
Honey marinated shrimp is super easy to grill and it is ready in minutes. The best way to grill shrimp is to thread them onto skewers. This way they will not fall through the grill crates. I also love to enhance delicate flavor of shrimp in any recipes with my favorite homemade marinade made with minced garlic, lemon zest, olive oil or lime essential oil, honey and seasonings. It really boosts the taste of the shrimp and takes the skewers to the next level of deliciousness. The best marinade for the shrimp is a citrus honey garlic sauce. All the bold flavors really compliment the mild taste and flavor of fresh shrimp. I add lemon and lime zest instead of juice because the juice will cook the shrimp prematurely (think ceviche). Citrus zest however will pack a powerful flavor punch when its essential oils will dissolve in olive oil.
Honey in the marinade also helps with the caramelization of the shrimp. And a small squeeze of lemon juice brightens up the shrimp flavor while grilling shrimp and right before eating. Shrimp skewers pair beautifully with any of the light vegetable sides or starches like rice and quinoa. They are amazing when served over a big, fresh, crunchy salad. They can also be made-ahead for a no fuss week night meal. To make your grilling experience a breeze, make sure to soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning or use metal ones. Preheat grill and cook on high to quickly create beautifully charred grilled marks on the shrimp. You can baste with more marinade while grilling if desired.
This grilled shrimp is mouthwatering and looks very appetizing on the plate. Brush cooked shrimp with melted butter and sprinkle with cilantro and flavorful herbs before serving.