Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp is a quick and easy dinner idea that is loaded with flavor. Shrimp is threaded on wooden skewers and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Kabobs on a white platter
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Seafood recipes cook perfectly on the grill. These teriyaki shrimp skewers cook quickly because of the high heat which makes it the perfect meal for any occasion.

We love homemade teriyaki sauce to top many meats and veggies. Make sure to check out Grilled Teriyaki Steak, Teriyaki Chicken on a Stick Recipe, Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops Recipe and Blackstone Teriyaki Vegetables for even more ways to use homemade teriyaki sauce.

Why We Love This Recipe

Teriyaki shrimp can be served with your favorite rice or use to make shrimp tacos. The flavor is amazing and you will love how easy they are to make.

The ingredients are simple and can easily made for dinner or your next summertime BBQ.

Ingredients

Ingredients - shrimp, olive oil, scallions, sesame seeds, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon, garlic, ginger, pepper, cornstarch, water
  • Large Raw Shrimp – To make it easier, buy peeled, deveined, tails-on shrimp
  • Olive Oil – Feel free to use any type of oil. Avocado oil is another favorite.
  • Brown Sugar – Learn to make Homemade Brown Sugar
  • Soy Sauce – See Soy Sauce Substitutes if you are out

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Variations Ideas

These teriyaki shrimp skewers are delicious with added fresh pineapple chunks or fresh vegetables added. It adds flavor and makes for a delicious variation that everyone will love.

We cooked these shrimp skewers on a outdoor grill but you can easily make indoors in a skillet.

How to Make Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp

Add sauce ingredients together in a saucepan to thicken

Step 1 – Add all the sauce ingredients to a saucepan and thoroughly whisk to combine all the ingredients. 

Thicken teriyaki sauce in a saucepan

Step 2 – Heat over medium high heat until the mixture just starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook at a low boil for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.  

Shrimp combined in teriyaki sauce in a saucepan

Step 3 – Remove half of the sauce to a separate bowl and set aside. Stir the shrimp into the remaining sauce in the saucepan.  

Teriyaki shrimp threaded on wooden skewers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Step 4 – Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Rub the oil on the grates of the grill to keep the shrimp from sticking. Thread the shrimp gently onto the wooden skewers.

  • Step 5 – Place the skewers directly on the hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Step 6 – Brush the shrimp with the reserved sauce. 
  • Step 7 – Serve warm topped with the green onions and sesame seeds.  Enjoy!  

Expert Tips

  • Skewers – Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes while the shrimp marinades in the sauce. You can also use metal skewers.
  • Teriyaki Sauce Consistency – The cornstarch slurry that is added thickens the teriyaki sauce. If you prefer a thinner consistency adjust the water that is added.
  • Type of Shrimp – We like to using fresh large shrimp that has been peeled and deveined. You can use frozen shrimp and purchase some from the meat market.
Teriyaki Shrimp on wooden skewers

Serving Suggestions

This teriyaki shrimp can be served with many grilled side dish recipes. Serve with Blackstone Fried Rice Recipe, Parmesan Grilled Zucchini, Campfire Potatoes and Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.

This shrimp recipe is a family favorite and makes a delicious weeknight meal because of how quick and easy it cooks on the grill.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Shrimp Go on the Grill?

Shrimp does not take long to cook on the Grill. After placing the shrimp on a hot grill, cook for about 2-3 minutes. Cooking time may vary but your shrimp should be pink and opaque when fully cooked.

Do I Add Teriyaki Sauce before Grilling Shrimp?

Yes, in this recipe we like to toss the uncooked shrimp in the Teriyaki Sauce before placing on the grill. Then with the reserved sauce baste the shrimp then serve.

How to Store Leftover Teriyaki Shrimp

Refrigerate the leftover shrimp in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I Use Already Cooked Shrimp?

Yes, you can use shrimp that is already cooked. Keep in mind that the shrimp may get smaller as it cooks on the grill. It will take less than 2 minutes to heat shrimp that is already cooked.

Teriyaki Shrimp on white rice on a plate

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Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp

5 from 1 vote
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp is a quick and easy dinner idea that is loaded with flavor. Shrimp is threaded on wooden skewers and grilled to perfection.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Japanese
Course Main Course
Calories 132

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Large Raw Shrimp peeled deveined, tails-on
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Scallions thinly sliced for serving
  • Sesame Seeds for serving

For the Sauce:

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Instructions

  • Add all the sauce ingredients to a saucepan and thoroughly whisk to combine all the ingredients.
  • Heat over medium high heat until the mixture just starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook at a low boil for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove half of the sauce to a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Stir the shrimp into the remaining sauce in the saucepan.
  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes while the shrimp marinades in the sauce.
  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Rub the oil on the grates of the grill to keep the shrimp from sticking.
  • Thread the shrimp gently onto the wooden skewers.
  • Place the skewers directly on the hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Brush the shrimp with the reserved sauce.
  • Serve warm topped with the scallions and sesame seeds.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover shrimp in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 132kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 13g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 1511mg, Potassium 162mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 139IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 59mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    Tons of flavor and easy to make!