Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

This Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers recipe is full of spicy yumminess!

I feel like grilled shrimp should totally feel like a boring, healthy meal.

But THIS, my friends, feels like a splurge meal with the amazing flavor and incredible dipping sauce!

My next grilled seafood dish to try is the Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on, can’t go wrong with any recipe on this amazing outdoor cooking food blog 🙂

How to Make Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

What makes this dish Korean is the gochujang chili paste that is a staple in Korean cooking.

It’s easily found at most grocery stores in the Asian section.

The marinade for the shrimp is made with the gochujang, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic, and ginger.

I am using garlic and ginger paste for convenience (aka-laziness 😉 ), but minced garlic and ginger would work even better.

ingredients for shrimp marinade

Whisk it all together for both the marinade and the dipping sauce.

Gochujang chili paste is rather thick so it does take a minute to come together.

korean shrimp marinade in a bowl

Some of this mixture you will combine with mayo for the dipping sauce.

Kind of like the spicy mayo that is usually made with sriracha was my inspiration for this version of spicy mayo.

The rest of it will get brushed over some shrimp kabobs.

brushing shrimp

I peeled and deveined two pounds of shrimp and put them on kabob skewers.

Then brushed most of the sauce on all sides.

shrimp skewers before putting on the grill

Preheat the grill to medium high for a few minutes.

Once hot place the shrimp kabobs on the grill grates.

shrimp on the grill

Brush some more of the sauce on the shrimp after flipping them.

brushing sauce on shrimp on the grill

The shrimp will cook rather quickly.

Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

Only about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

Serve Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers with the spicy mayo for dipping 🙂

The spicy mayo may seem like a lot if only serving the shrimp by itself.

Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

We had ours with rice so we mixed the spicy mayo with the rice for a yummy complete meal.

Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

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Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers

Cheri Renee
Grilled Korean Shrimp Skewers, an easy grilling recipe with a flavorful marinade and dipping sauce made with Gochujang chili paste
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Korean
Servings 4
Calories 215 kcal


  • Grill


  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsps Gochujang chili paste (Asian section of grocery store)
  • 2 Tbsps honey
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste or minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • Optional: rice


  • Put the shrimp on to 4 to 6 kabob skewers.
  • Put the soy sauce, Gochujang, honey, garlic, ginger, and lime juice in a bowl and whisk until combined. Mix 1/3 cup of this sauce with the mayo and set aside as a dipping sauce.
  • Brush some of the remaining sauce on all sides of the shrimp skewers.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high. Grill the shrimp 2 to 3 minutes per side, brushing the rest of the sauce on the shrimp as they grill.
  • Serve with the dipping sauce on the side and with rice if desired.
Keyword Grilled, Grilling Recipe, Healthy, Kabob, Korean, Recipe, Shrimp, Skewer

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