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5 from 3 votes

Honey Lemon Shrimp

Marinated and grilled shrimp with lime, honey, garlic and jalapenos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Marinade Time15 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup lime juice about 3 limes
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Create the marinade by combining lime juice, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, sliced jalapeno and salt and pepper
    ½ cup lime juice, ¼ cup rice vinegar, ¼ cup honey, 1 jalapeno, 1 tablespoon garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Place cleaned shrimp, with tails left on in a zip top bag. Add the marinade reserving ¼ cup to use for basting.
    1 pound shrimp
  • Place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Turn bag 1-2 times during marinating time. Remove shrimp from marinade and discard marinade.
  • Skewer shrimp and place on a hot preheated grill. Baste top of shrimp with reserved marinade. Cook for 2-3 minutes over high heat. Flip shrimp and baste with marinade. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.


  • Prepare your grill - make certain it's scraped, lightly greased with oil and fully preheated. Start your grill on high for at least 10 minutes before adding shrimp.
  • Be certain to reserve ¼ cup of marinade for basting shrimp before adding it all to the bag.
  • Don't marinate the shrimp for longer than 30 minutes
  • Give a quick baste with reserved marinade when you place shrimp on grill
  • Shrimp will cook in 2-3 minutes per side depending on the temperature of your grill and the size of your shrimp. My shrimp cooked in about 2 minutes per side.
  • Once shrimp have developed a golden color on the first side flip them. Add an additional basting of marinade
  • Don't overcook shrimp or they will become tough. Shrimp will continue to cook slightly once removed from the grill.
  • When using frozen shrimp, allow shrimp to fully thaw and then rinse in cool water before adding to marinade


Serving: 8shrimp | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3mg