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korean grilled shrimp skewers served on a bed of greens
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Korean Grilled Shrimp Skewers

These flavorful Grilled Shrimp Skewers are ready in under 15 minutes!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine american, western, asian
Keyword Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 16 skewers
Calories 76kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce or regular soy
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Korean Gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Red pepper flakes to taste optional
  • 2 pounds (907g) peeled and cleaned shrimp, tails still on

Instructions

  • Soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes before using.
  • Mix together olive oil, soy sauce, honey, Korean Gochujang, lemon juice, garlic and red pepper flakes if using, in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the shrimp to the bowl and mix until coated.
  • You can cook straight away or leave to marinate the shrimp. If marinating, marinate for 30 minutes up to 24 hours ahead. Thread about 5 shrimp to each skewer.
  • Preheat the grill (or charcoal grill) to medium heat, oil the grates and grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side or until opaque.
  • Transfer skewers to a plate and serve.

How To Make Shrimp Skewers In Air Fryer

  • Create the skewers like you did in the instructions above using steps 1-4.
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 350F/180C. Place shrimp in the Air Fryer, making sure the skewers don’t touch.
  • Cook for 5-8 minutes, turning skewers halfway through the cook time. Since air fryer temperatures can vary, start with less time and then add more as needed.

Notes

Recipe Tips

  • The longer you marinate these Korean shrimp skewers, the more flavor they’ll have. 
  • It’s better to use the larger shrimp so they don’t fall between the grates while cooking and so they cook evenly since shrimp cook so quickly. 
  • I recommend oiling the grill grates before turning on the grill if you can so you don’t get burned. 
  • Metal skewers are great for grilling because they transmit heat well.
  • Using flat skewers is ideal for shrimp so they don’t twirl around the round skewer.  
  • No time to soak the shrimp before marinating? No problem. Use grill plates to help keep the shrimp plump and juicy. 

Weight Watchers Points 

There are 2 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving. 

Serving Suggestions 

 

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg