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Simple Grilled Honey Barbecue Shrimp Bowl

If you love shrimp, this will be one of your favorite shrimp recipes to add to your weekly menu. This easy grilled barbecue shrimp recipe is fast, easy, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, and is a perfect way to take advantage of your grill. Cleaning up is almost non-existent, which is another huge plus. And the best part about this recipe is you can easily adapt it to your personal taste.

What other ingredients can you add?

The possibilities and flavor profiles can be endless. And each combination can bring a unique flavor to your dish. You can be simple by adding some mango like I did, or you can add in pickled onions, avocado or sauteed veggies! If you are a fan of spicy foods, add a few teaspoons of sriracha or garlic oil to the sauce that is both brushed onto the shrimp. Alternatively, you can make a dipping sauce or a drizzle to enhance the flavors even more.

Is your bowl gluten free?

Absolutely. All the spices I use to season my simple grilled BBQ shrimp recipe and the ingredients are gluten free. I would make sure your rice is certified gluten free if you have Celiac or a bad sensitivity.

What kind of Shrimp should you use for this honey BBQ shrimp recipe?

For this easy grilled shrimp recipe, I buy U20 deveined shrimp with the shells off and the tails on. Since I have children and try to not spend all my cooking, I pay for the extra convenience of buying the deveined and shells off. U20 shrimps means there are roughly 20 shrimp per lb. Depending on your grocery store you choose, that could be classified as either large or jumbo.

Are there any tips for cooking this easy honey BBQ shrimp recipe?

Absolutely. I would definitely follow them because it's very easy to overcook shrimp which can lead to it becoming rubbery.

  • Use raw shrimp instead of pre-cooked shrimp. Overcooking shrimp will result in a rubbery texture and dry shrimp.

  • Cook over medium heat and not high heat.

  • Do not overcook the shrimp. Only cooking them for 2 to 3 minutes is ideal.

  • Grease your grill grates or spray with grill cooking spray so the shrimp do not stick.

  • Place the BBQ shrimp on metal skewers. It makes cleaning up much easier.

  • You can either use your own BBQ sauce or a good store bought one. I prefer to use G.Hughes BBQ since it is very low in calories (10 calories per 2 tbsp). Again, this makes it faster to make.

So instead of belaboring the point, let's throw the shrimp on the barbie!

Simple Grilled Honey Barbecue Shrimp Bowl

1 ½ lbs (24 oz) raw shrimp

1 cup (128g) dry Basmati rice

⅓ cup (90g) BBQ sauce (I use G.Hughes)

3 tbsp (32g) honey

2 garlic cloves

¼ zested and juiced lemon

1 tbsp sesame seeds

2 stalks of green onions

Directions: Place a paper towel on a cutting board. Add shrimp on the paper towel and thoroughly pat dry. Remove the paper towel and liberally salt the shrimp. In a medium bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, honey garlic clovers and lemon. Place shrimp in another bowl and top with half of your mixture. You are saving half your mixture for later. Let the shrimp marinade for 10 to 30 minutes. Turn the grill on medium high heat (400°). Place shrimp on a metal skewer. Place on the grill for 2 minutes a side. Pull off the grill and pour the remainder of the sauce on top of the shrimp and mix. Place shrimp on top of a bed of rice, and whatever other toppings, such as mango, avocado or pickled onions.

Tip: if you want spicy, you can add in some Thai chili sauce, chili oil or sriracha to the mixture.

Nutrition (3 servings)*

Calories: 440

Protein: 40.6g

Fats: 1g

Carbs: 67.7g

Fiber: 1.5g

Net Carb: 66.4g

*Calories do not include the mango.

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