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Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Recipe

Grilled shrimp go from "great" to "unbelievable" when brushed with a teriyaki sauce that is low on sugar but high on flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Seafood Recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 176kcal


The Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

The Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled, tails left intact
  • 8 green onions white & light green parts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Place 8 wooden skewers in a large baking dish filled with hot water. Soak for at least 30 minutes.

The Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the rice vinegar, water, soy sauce, canola oil, brown sugar, flour, garlic and ginger.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, whisking frequently, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

The Shrimp:

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place the shrimp and green onion pieces into a large bowl and toss with the canola oil, salt and pepper.
  • Alternately thread the shrimp and green onion pieces onto the skewers.
  • Place on the grill and cook until the shrimp is just cooked through, about 1 minute per side. Take care not to overcook the shrimp or it will become rubbery.
  • Place the skewers on a serving platter and brush with most of the teriyaki sauce. Serve with extra sauce for drizzling or dipping.


From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com


Serving: 2Skewers | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1336mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 2.9mg