Grilled Shrimp with Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce

120 mins (prep 60)
5 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Of all the ways to prepare shrimp, the grill delivers the best flavor. Although unadorned "shrimp on the barbie" are great, an easily assembled gingery barbecue sauce makes them that much better. You can save time by buying already shelled and deveined shrimp, but our recipe developer, Alexis Touchet, who grew up in shrimp country in southwest Louisiana, thinks shell-on shrimp are better quality. Depending on where you live and what's in your market, you may not have much choice. Freshness trumps all, so don't hesitate to use your nose in deciding which shrimp to buy. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for A Fourth of July Cookout. Menu also includes Grilled Corn with Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce and Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Cake.

Categories:  fourth-of-july , summer , grilling ,
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  • honey-ginger barbecue sauce
  • 4 pounds jumbo (21–25 per pound) or extra-large (26–30 per pound) shrimp in shell, peeled, leaving tail and adjoining shell segment intact, and deveined (see cooks' notes)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • special equipment: 18 to 24 (12-inch) wooden skewers (depending on size of shrimp used), soaked in water for 30 minutes


Serving Size (8.15 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 65.37 Calories from Fat 66.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.39g 91.02%
Saturated Fat 0.55g 21.97%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 290.68mg 96.89%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.18mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
special equipment