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Korean shrimp on the grill for an easy Monday dinner!

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp | @hbharvest

Um? Yes, please!

I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely have the grilling season bug. Like bring it on, I am so ready for it, excited for it, and I have some really fun recipes in store! Today is all about this Korean style shrimp, but I have other fun recipes in the works for the upcoming Memorial Day…which is only two weeks from today! <–so crazy.

Anyway, happy Monday guys! As I mentioned, I am in LA today and tomorrow, and headed home (finally) late Tuesday night. My family and I had such a great time in San Diego over the weekend. It was amazing to be with everyone…my entire family (including girlfriends…who are now a part of the family) + my cousins and my uncle…yes, all of us together in one place. Even my younger brother Red was in attendance and it was great to get to hang with that kid…even if it seemed like it was only for a split second. We spent Saturday pretty much soaking up the sunshine. Even though the temp was a brisk sixty-two degrees it was still plenty warm in the sun. Unfortunately for me, even though I re-applied sunscreen multiple times, my legs currently look like a very red lobster. For real, I swear my skin sees the sun and no matter what I just burn. It’s horrible and I promise I had so much sunscreen on the whole time. Ugh.

Aside from my lobster legs I loved every minute of the sun, like every minute. Sunshine is my absolute favorite thing ever.

We spent Saturday night celebrating my cousins graduation, and then for Mother’s Day we gave mom some fun gifts, had breakfast and explored San Diego a bit. Perfect weekend filled with literally all my favorite people.

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp | @hbharvest

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp | @hbharvest

And today it’s back to work, but I’m pretty excited for everything I have in store! YAY.

OK, but let’s talk shrimp! I’ve been loving shrimp lately. It’s quick cooking, delish, and seems like it’s a hit with everyone who tries it. As I mentioned, I’m really in the BBQ kind of mood these days, so I decided to take my favorite homemade Korean BBQ style sauce and toss it with some shrimp. Why I did not think of this sooner is beyond me, but the combo of sweet and spicy Korean sauce on shrimp is pure perfection.

Think Korean BBQ, but on shrimp, with a little citrus honey butter added in too…because I feel like you can’t do a grilled shrimp without a little buttery sauce, you know?

I served the shrimp over a bed of rice with a side of grilled veggies. So good, and great for a super fast Monday dinner, which I’m feeling like we could all use today!

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp | @hbharvest

The key to this recipe is the Korean BBQ sauce. I know I’ve talked about this so much before, but if you guys are not familiar with gochujang then I highly recommend you give some a try. I like to buy the Mother In Laws brand from Whole Food, which has ingredients that I approve off. Gochujang is my favorite non-traditional ingredient!

Aside from that odd-ball ingredient, this recipe is easy, peasy. A must make for any busy night when you want a good, quick dinner. And you guys…the citrus honey butter? It’s definitely not needed, BUT it adds a really nice finishing touch and makes the shrimp feel extra special…meaning it’s actually kind of a must. <–do it.

PS. totally trying to get my brother to run to Whole Foods today and gather up these ingredients so we can make shrimp for dinner. Kind of in need of a good home cooked meal!

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp | @hbharvest

Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 281 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Citrus Butter


  • 1. In a large ziplock bag, combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic, gochujang, sesame oil, and lemon juice. Add the shrimp, seal the bag and toss to coat. If desired, you can marinate the shrimp for up to 24 hours, but it's not imperative. 
    2. To make the citrus butter. In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, orange juice, and lemon juice and cook over medium heat until the sauce is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro and chiles. 
    3. Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to high.
    4. Thread the 4-5 shrimp on skewers and grill each skewer for 2 minutes per side or until the shrimp is cooked through. 
    5. Arrange the skewers on a platter or plate and serve drizzled with the citrus butter and top with sesame seeds and cilantro. Enjoy! 
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Honey Garlic Korean BBQ Grilled Shrimp | @hbharvest

Monday dinner never looked so good. Bring on that Korean BBQ Shrimp.

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  1. Another winner! Used shrimp in Korean BBQ burritos (sans citrus butter sauce). Served with sides-red leaf lettuce mixed w/Thai basil, mint, & green onions, kimchi, chopped serrano peppers, pickled ginger, spicy mayo, sliced avocado, pickled radishes, white rice, and warm tortillas. Held back 1/4 cup (ish) of marinade and reduced-brushed thickened sauce on shrimp as they grilled. This sauce is the bomb and will definitely use on chicken and beef. Thinking about using sauce on chicken thighs & breasts in a slow cooker, shredding or dicing for burritos, tacos or rice bowls.

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Monday!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you! xx

  2. 5 stars
    I love this shrimp! I usually make your sheet pan Hawaiian shrimp tacos, but I didn’t have the ingredients for the sauce. So, I made the pineapple from that recipe, the shrimp from this recipe, and the yum yum sauce from your braised Hawaiian chicken tacos. It turned out amazing. The sweet + heat combination from shrimp is perfection, and it turned out great on a sheet pan. I will definitely be adding this to my rotation. Can’t wait to try it with the citrus butter next time.

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Monday!! ☀️⛅️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Fast and easy as promised! I skipped the citrus butter … honestly just forgot about it but still wonderful!

    1. Hey Ellen,
      Wonderful! I am so excited to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for trying it out! Happy Tuesday! xx

  4. 5 stars
    We loved these shrimp! So flavorful and easy to make too! We served them with cilantro lime rice and sesame green beans. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi JoJo,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was a hit, thanks for trying it out and sharing your review:)

  5. If this sits overnight won’t the lemon start “cooking” the shrimp? I’m making this tomorrow for a big group along with your Korean flank steak. Thanks for help!

    1. Hey Kari,
      You definitely don’t need to marinate overnight, a few hours is great:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  6. We’ve been loving your recipes. Do you think I could broil or bake the shrimp instead of using the grill? Thanks!

    1. Hey Regina,
      Sure you could certainly bake the shrimp. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This was so tasty! Did a little modification by adding grilled skewers of sweet peppers, sweet onion and pineapple. Sso good with your sauce.

  8. 5 stars
    Loved it!! Served with black rice. The butter sauce was amazing on the shrimp and rice. Thank you was a easy and delicious dish.

  9. 5 stars
    Just made this for the first time today and it’s definitely a winner. Simple to make and wonderful flavor. I’m certain this will be in our summer dinner rotation during grilling season for years to come. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. 5 stars
    OMG! Best Shrimp recipe ever! I made this for dinner and it was so hard not to eat them all before they got to the table. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe!! I only made ten shrimp per person and I wish I would have made many more. The citrus butter was also a hit. I didn’t have Fresno chilis so I put some Siracha in and it worked great.

    That BBQ sauce recipe is gonna be used again later this week on some chicken I have. I think this sauce would be good on everything.

    Great job on this one.

  12. I really, really enjoy your blog & can’t wait for your book. I have been making and we have been enjoying many of your recipes. Your photography is beautiful and enticing, of course, but more important, the directions are clear and simple to follow. I am going to try this recipe next week, after I get up the gochujang . In addition to rice, what vegetables do you reccomend grilling to accompany this dish? Would you also skewer them and marinade in the sauce?

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!! 🙂

      So i’d grill up zucchini, bell pepper, and maybe some corn, but any veggie you love will be great! You could skewer them, but I’d just toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe!