Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers

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Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

I adapted the sauce from my Gochujang-Glazed Salmon recipe swapping the sugar for honey and it turned out wonderful. Spicy, sweet and flavorful. You’ll brush the glaze on the shrimp a minute before they are fully cooked, then place them on a platter and finish with remaining glaze.

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

A few tips when making shrimp skewers, be sure to soak the skewers at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning if using bamboo. Doubling up on the skewers helps keep the shrimp in place when you are grilling.

What can I use Instead of Gochujang?

Gochujang is available in many grocery stores or can be purchased on Amazon, this is the one I use (affiliate link). If you need a substitute for Gochujang you can make a paste of 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes moistened with soy sauce and add a little sugar. This will not replicate the complexity but a similar flavor profile.

How To Make Korean Glazed Grilled Shrimp

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.
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Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers

158 Cals 23.5 Protein 9 Carbs 2.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 mins
Total Time: 16 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Ingredients

For the Gochujang-Honey Glaze:

  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
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For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, weight after peeling
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 8 long wooden skewers, soaked at least 20 minutes
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp scallions, sliced thin on an angle
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Combine glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Season shrimp with salt and place on doubled skewers to make 4.
  • Heat a clean, lightly oiled grill to medium heat, when the grill is hot add the shrimp, careful not to burn the skewers. Grill 4 minutes on one side, turn and cook 2 minutes. Brush the glaze on the shrimp, turn and brush on the remaining side. Cook and additional minute or until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through.
  • Transfer to a platter, brush with any remaining glaze and top with sesame seeds and scallions.

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Notes

A few tips when making shrimp skewers, be sure to soak the skewers at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning if using bamboo. Doubling up on the skewers helps keep the shrimp in place when you are grilling.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer, Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 23.5g, Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 399mg, Sugar: 6g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: dairy free, Under 30 Minutes

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

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  1. I didn’t want to turn on the grill or stove (I’m in Texas and with it 100 degrees out I didn’t want to make the house hot or go outside haha) so I popped these in the air fryer @400 for 8 minutes and they came out fantastic! I made a said of instant pot coconut rice to go with it, yum!

    I’m not a fan of spicy foods and this was so good, hardly spicy at all. I would describe it as a “warm” heat not a “OMG I need water” heat 😂.

  2. Gina I just HAVE to let you know that thanks to you I have reached a major culinary milestone in my life: I have used a whole bottle of of gocchujang sauce and have just added it to the shopping list!

  3. These are amazing! If doing them on a grill pan indoors, just pull them off quick and wipe down the pan if you have to do them in batches. Otherwise, the glaze will burn on the pan and set off your smoke alarm. I narrowly avoided it! 🙂

  4. Amazing! Cooked shrimp on a grill pan, then used it to accompany a more WW friendly Ramen/Slaw. Sweet, salty with a bit of kick and crunch from the sesame. 

  5. This recipe will now be a regular staple in our meal rotation. So quick to make it very easy to. Loved it!

  6. Simple and delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I roasted instead of grilled and it came out perfect. 

  7. I made this for dinner tonight and it was so delicious!
    Just started Weight Watchers this week and I love your recipes and that you include smart points. Look forward to trying more recipes. Thank you!! ♥️

  8. Gina, would it work to grill precooked shrimp? I have a pound of precooked shrimp and don’t quite know what to do with it…..

  9. I was too lazy even for skewers, so I threw the shrimp in my wok until almost done, then stirred in the sauce for the last minute or two: delicious! Served with steamed zucchini. I’m sure this will be my new go-to stir fry sauce. Thanks!

  10. What would be some good sides with this?

    • Some ideas…. https://www.skinnytaste.com/sesame-orange-broccoli/, https://www.skinnytaste.com/cauliflower-fried-rice/, https://www.skinnytaste.com/asian-chopped-salad-with-sesame-soy/….but really any side you like!

  11. Love this recipe! I found Gochujang at Costco. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!

  12. Made these last night and YUM! They are awesome. We glazed a few shrimp in BBQ for the kids, but they ended up eating the Gochujang-honey glazed shrimp anyway. I was afraid they’d be too spicy. Served with jasmine rice and some homemade kimchi. Perfect!

  13. My family and I made this the other day. It was delicious! Everyone loved it, including our 9 year old daughter. Thank you.

  14. I made this tonight for my husband and me. It was fantastic! I found the Gochujang sauce at Target. My husband could not stop talking about how delicious the marinade was. Thanks for a great recipe!

  15. Very easy, very quick, very tasty!  I think if you can’t find gochujang, you could probably substitute sriracha (wouldn’t be considered Korean though 😉

  16. I have a handy hint for you in regards to soaking bamboo skewers for kabobs. Fill up a large zip-lock bag with water and add skewers. Smush about and make sure that your skewers are covered. Close the bag and put it into your freezer…when you need skewers for recipes just open the freezer and take out the bag …..and now you have presoaked skewers….ta da!!