Citrus-Honey Glazed Shrimp

Why this recipe?  This citrus-honey glaze grills to perfection on shrimp.  It's unique array of flavors includes natural honey, a touch of hoisin, oyster sauce, and the perfect amount of dry sherry. This dish is enhanced with fresh lime, lemon grass, and a slight zest!

The Flip:  (per serving)
  • Cut the total glaze in half—this is the perfect amount for marinating and basting shrimp!
  • Reduced the high-sodium hoisin sauce 
  • Increased the natural honey to offset the hoisin sauce I removed
My thoughts:   I can't wait to try this marinade on fresh scallops, salmon, and chicken breast!  Adding or changing the herbs is a perfect way to further enhance the meat you've selected.  Comment to let me know of anything else this sauce goes well on!


  • 24 (8/10 ct) fresh or frozen Colossal Shrimp (deveined), peel (tails on) and rinse
  • 2 tbsp Lemongrass, finely minced or 1/2 tbsp Lemon zest
  • Zest of 1 Lime
    • The zest of a lime is its outer skin
  • 3 tbsp Lime juice
  • 6 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dry Sherry
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Chili Sauce (any Asian chili sauce is fine)
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, finely minced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh Basil, finely chopped
  1. If using wooden skewers (6 should do the trick), soak in water for 30 minutes.
  2. In mixing bowl; combine:
    1. lemongrass/lemon zest
    2. lime zest
    3. lime juice
    4. hoisin sauce
    5. oyster sauce
    6. sherry
    7. honey
    8. garlic chili sauce
    9. ginger
    10. garlic
    11. basil
  3. Stir contents of bowl.  Reserve 1 cup of glaze—set aside.
  4. Thread 4 shrimp per skewer (through thick part and tail).
  5. In 9x13 pan; lay shrimp skewers flat.  Pour remaining glaze over shrimp. Flip skewers to make sure shrimp is coated with glaze.  Marinate in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes flipping once.
  6. Heat grill, grill pan, or searing pan to medium-medium high heat. Lightly spray top of shrimp skewer with cooking spray before placing on grill or pan.  Cook 4 minutes (lightly basting using reserved glaze).  Before turning, lightly spray top of shrimp with cooking spray.  Cook 3 minutes (lightly basting using reserved glaze) until pink and opaque inside.  Don't over cook! 
  7. Serving shrimp with rice, evenly drizzle remaining glaze over top.



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