Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Grilling season has arrived, and there’s nothing simpler or more enjoyable to grill than spicy shrimp! This post, which I created in partnership with Albertsons, contains affiliate links.

Shrimp is usually my go-to ingredient because I always buy it in bulk when it’s on sale and then freeze what I’m not using. It’s more economical that way, plus whatever I don’t use in this recipe, I use for the best honey garlic shrimp and beer battered shrimp!

We’re using a delectable combination of fresh citrus, spice, and zesty ingredients you probably already have for the marinade for the grilled shrimp.

This easy recipe is great for BBQs, weeknight dinners, casual patio meals on the weekends, and any special occasion dinner because it only requires a short amount of marinating time.

Shrimp Marinade Recipe – Perfect for the Best Grilled Shrimp!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp 🔗

These grilled shrimp skewers are quick, easy, and totally healthy. The sauce here doubles as a marinade and a glaze—don’t forget to reserve some for basting the shrimp while it’s on the grill!

Prep: 5min

Total: 15min


  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chili garlic sauce or Sriracha
  • 2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, honey, soy sauce, and chili sauce. Reserve 1/4 cup marinade for brushing onto shrimp while grilling.
  3. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with remaining marinade. Preheat grill or grill pan and thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp until pink and opaque, about 3 minutes per side, brushing with reserved 1/4 cup marinade before and after each flip.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with lime wedges.


What spices go well with shrimp?

Basil, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, chili powder, chives, cilantro, curry powder, dill, garlic, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, and thyme are among the herbs and mixtures that pair well with shrimp.

What is the best way to prepare shrimp to grill?

Place the skewers of shrimp on the hot side of the grill, brush with olive oil, season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp are just beginning to turn pink and opaque in the center.

Should you Season shrimp before grilling?

Before I load my shrimp onto skewers and sear them over the grill, I like to season them with fresh lemon zest, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. After that, I’ll brush them with a simple garlic herb butter that your taste buds will adore.

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