Sweet Speared Shrimp Recipe

Sweet Speared Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Sweet Speared Shrimp

Impress your friends with this speared shrimp recipe. It’s simply seasoned with oil, onion, hoisin sauce, and fresh limes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 33 minutes
Total: 43 minutes



  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • ¾tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • 36largeshrimp
  • ½largered onion
  • cuphoisin sauce
  • 3limes


  1. Soak your wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler or light a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill.

  3. Whisk together the oil, pepper, and salt in a large bowl.

  4. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.

  5. Thread 3 shrimps onto a skewer, separating the shrimp with 2 or 3 pieces of red onion.

  6. Repeat until all the shrimp are skewered.

  7. Leave about 3 inches on the bottom of each for a handhold

  8. Brush the shrimp with hoisin sauce.

  9. If broiling, place the skewers on a broiling pan and place the pan about 4 inches from the heat.

  10. If grilling, place them on the grill.

  11. Broil or grill for 3 minutes.

  12. Turn the shrimp over, brush with more hoisin sauce, and broil or grill for 3 minutes more.

  13. Place the skewers on a serving platter.

  14. Swirl some of the remaining hoisin sauce over the shrimp.

  15. Place the rest of the sauce in a small bowl on the platter.

  16. Decorate the platter with the lime wedges and serve.


  • Calories: 160.76kcal
  • Fat: 4.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.14g
  • Fiber: 2.10g
  • Sugar: 15.09g
  • Protein: 4.82g
  • Cholesterol: 28.06mg
  • Sodium: 980.81mg
  • Calcium: 36.01mg
  • Potassium: 115.32mg
  • Iron: 0.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 11.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.55mg
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