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Spicy Shrimp Skewers Recipe
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Spicy Shrimp Skewers

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"This spicy, sweet, tropical recipe is perfect for summer grilling. Serve with seasoned rice and margaritas."

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Original recipe makes 12 skewers Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Stir together the lime juice, honey, soy sauce, and oil in a large bowl. Season with jerk seasoning, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss well to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for one hour to marinate. Place wooden skewers to soak in warm water.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Remove skewers from the water, pat dry, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Skewer the shrimp. Grill the shrimp on the grill on both sides until pink and opaque, about 5 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 22, 2006

I made this for my boyfriend to accompany his steak, and he liked the shrimp a lot better than the steak itself (and he still really liked the steak). I only made 1 skewer, so I scaled back on the marinade mixture a lot. Instead of jerk seasoning, I used Cajun seasoning because I had some on hand. I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I didn't eat them because I'm a vegetarian, but I have to admit they smelled great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2008

I followed the recipe exactly and the shrimp cooked perfectly (although I think I only grilled them a total of about 4 minutes and they were done). However, I found the shrimp WAY too sweet. Granted, the recipe calls for honey, and the description said tangy and sweet, but it tasted way too sugary for me. I guess I was thinking it would have just a little sweetness like jerk-flavored food. It needed much less honey and more soy sauce or something. I had trouble with the shrimp sticking to the grill, so more than 1 tsp. of oil would help. I won't make this again.

Jul 02, 2006

This was pretty good. I made it according to the recipe but scaled back a bit on the spicy stuff. It took longer than five minutes on each side on the grill. Made it with Roasted Vegetables on this site (AWESOME)and margaritas. Thanks.

Mar 24, 2008

These were very good. We had them for our Good Friday dinner and I bought large wild pink shrimp at Wegmans that were very easy to peel (they were pre-deveined) and I marinated them for several hours. I put them on bamboo skewers that I had soaked for several hours in water. My husband grilled them until they were done and I served them with pineapple coleslaw. The only thing missing was some sort of light sauce. They were flavorful but I missed having a sauce to dip the shrimp into. I will certainly make again!

Oct 29, 2009

I could not find any jerk seasoning, so I also substituted Cajun seasoning. Personally, I really liked this, a very good balance of flavors. My husband however did not like this, as he thought that the flavors masked the flavor of the shrimp too much. (He does tend to like things pretty plain though!)

Aug 07, 2009

good taste. I added a lot more of the spice and some chopped jalapeno to make it spicier. I do wish it wasn't so runny, I would love to keep some on the side for dipping the shrimp but it's not quite thick enough.

Apr 14, 2009

This is so yummy! I couldn't find jerk seasoning so I used a jerk sauce in place of the seasoning. I'm making them again tonight.

Dec 18, 2008

Absolutely delicious! I didn't have jerk spice so I used cajun and they were so yummy. I marinated the shrimp overnight and the flavor was fabulous.


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 230 mg
  • 77%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 825 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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