Grilled Sticky Shrimp

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4.88 from 8 votes
Prep: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Grilled Sticky Shrimp - It's a Keeper HERO

These Grilled Sticky Shrimp are packed with flavor and ready in a jiffy!

Grilled Sticky Shrimp - It's a Keeper HERO

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Shrimp is one of my favorite quick-fix proteins.  They are easy thaw (if you forgot to take them out of the freezer) and cook up fast.  Plus, they’re so versatile.

I love making this recipe when tailgating.  I simply put the shrimp on skewers and pour the marinade over it in a Ziploc bag. Then I stash it in the cooler and head off to the stadium.

It grills up fast and is easy to serve right on the skewers!

Every time I make these skewers, I get asked for the recipe.  They smell incredible while they’re cooking!

Grilled Sticky Shrimp - It's a Keeper HERO

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The first recipe in my Tailgating BBQ Series are these Grilled Sticky Shrimp!

I made these Sticky Shrimp Skewers on my Napoleon Prestige P500 grill.  This grill is incredible.   There are so many features that make grilling fun.   From the craftsmanship to the ease-of-use to gorgeous style, this grill has everything I need.

I flipped the grates over and used the side with the smaller spaces.  This way my shrimp wouldn’t fall between the grates.  This has to be one of my favorite features of this grill!

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Grilled Sticky Shrimp - It's a Keeper HERO
4.88 from 8 votes

Grilled Sticky Shrimp

Yield: 4
Prep: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp to 1 red pepper flakes, to taste
  • in Bamboo or metal skewers, soak bamboo skewers water


  • If using bamboo skewers, soak skewers in water for at least 20 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning on the grill.
  • Heat vegetable oil in medium saucepan. Add onions and saute until soft and translucent, about 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 Minutes. Cool sauce completely.
  • Reserve half of the sauce for basting.
  • Place shrimp in a resealable bag and pour remaining sauce over shrimp.
  • Close bag and knead to ensure all shrimp is coated in sauce. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade and throw marinade away.
  • Thread onto the skewers.
  • Spray grill lightly with cooking spray and preheat grill on medium high.
  • Place shrimp on grill and grill until well browned on one side, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Turn and baste with sauce.Grill another 5 to 7 minutes. Turn and baste again.
  • Continue grilling until well caramelized and the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Remove and serve with reserved sauce.
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Course: Main Dish

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