Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp


{Come check out a guest post I did for my friend Rachel from The Avid Appetite! You’re not going to want to miss this recipe!}

I have turned into the laziest cook ever! At first I was so ready to jump right into the kitchen make these deliciously fresh meals for the summer, but lately, it’s like “I’d rather take a nap” or “lets go get pizza” or “it’s boiling in here” or “I’m having diet coke for dinner” or “kill me now”.

Nice, right?

Well, this recipe is just like the last one I posted: so stupidly easy that anyone can make this without screwing it up. The lazy woman’s dinner. It’s even tasty too. And, grilling shrimp takes approximately 7.2 minutes. Seriously.

I happen to love shrimp. I actually am really fond of lots of seafood but am hesitant to buy it here because I know it isn’t fresh. {I’ve been to the east and west coasts and know what fresh fish should taste like….that has ruined me! I’ve become a fish snob. There. I said it.}

So, the other day I bought some shrimp because {1} they looked good {2} the little sign beside them said they was fresh and {3} I swear they were talking to me.

I will now take this opportunity to say that I may or may not be crazy.

Moving on…..

I brought ’em home and marinated the little suckers. After 3-ish hours I threw them on the grill and lo and behold, they were amazing! I figured they would be good, but not that good.


That’s right.

They WERE that good.

Downright delicious.

If you love sweeter glazes, marinades, bbq sauces, etc. like we do, then these will be right up your alley. I ended up puting mine over a salad {which I will be posting later} and it was perfection.

I heart shrimp. Muchos muchos.


So there you have it. The laziest summer meal of all time that you are going to love.

Moral of the story: it pays to be lazy.

Find some shrimp and make these tonight! This salad and this rice would be pleasant accompaniments.

Happy Wednesday!


Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp
yield: 2 entrees
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2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 pound raw shrimp peeled & deveined {I used 24-30’s…feel free to use bigger or smaller ones}

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the marinade together. Toss in shrimp and stir to coat completely. Transfer entire contents of bowl into a plastic food storage bag. Seal the bag and refrigerate at least 1 hour. {I marinated mine 3 hours.}

While the shrimp marinate, soak 3-4 wooden skewers in some water.

When you are ready to grill, preheat BBQ to medium high heat. Skewer the shrimp and grill 3-4 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Serve warm.


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  1. hi! just found you through The Avid Appetite! so glad you were posting on Rachel’s blog..just subscribed and can’t wait to see what’s next! thanks!


    • Lauren — August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

      Thanks for following! :)


  2. OH I am so making this for dinner tonight! I have all the ingredients except for shrimp! I love that your recipes always have things I already have in my pantry!


    • Lauren — August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

      It’s so much easier using things you already have! Let me know how you like these!


  3. Honey garlic anything is good in my books!


    • Lauren — August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

      I completely agree!


  4. Are you even kidding? Lazy is the NAME of the GAME. (does anyone even say that anymore?)

    This shrimp dish speaks to me. We share friendship bracelets. We’re in love.


    • Lauren — August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

      Hahaha! I love it!


  5. This looks fantastic!! What a great recipe! :)


  6. YUMMMMM! Shrimp is hard to come by here and I think fresh is pretty much out of the question, but next time I get into civilization I’ll pick some up and try this out.


  7. That looks AMAZING. I’ll definitely make that just as soon as my husband picks out a new grill….. With this recipe, I might need to bump the new grill up on his Honey-Do list!


  8. My husband and I love shrimp and I have to say that paired with honey, it’s definitely one of my favorite ways to eat it. Shrimp is on my grocery list this weekend, this is a contender for how we shall use it! So excited to meet you in Nashville!!


  9. These look amazing!!! I’m SUPER excited to have them for dinner tonight. What did you serve with them?


  10. When I clicked “print this recipe”..I got a page with the link on it…NOT the recipe?




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