Honey-Brined Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 ½ pounds unpeeled large shrimp

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 5 tablespoons wildflower honey, divided

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped white onion

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 small red Fresno chile, thinly sliced


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 Devein shrimp, and remove legs from shells, if desired. (Do not remove shells from shrimp.) Combine 1 cup boiling water, salt, and 2 1/2 tablespoons honey in a large bowl; stir until the salt dissolves. Add ice cubes; stir until mixture cools. Add shrimp, and refrigerate 20 minutes. Remove shrimp from bowl, discarding liquid. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels; toss shrimp with 1 1/2 teaspoons honey.

  • Step 2 Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • Step 3 Place red wine vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons honey in a large bowl; stir with a whisk to combine. Gradually add olive oil, stirring constantly with a whisk until well blended. Stir in parsley, onion, oregano, and garlic.

  • Step 4 Arrange unpeeled shrimp on grill grates coated with cooking spray; grill shrimp, uncovered, 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through. Add shrimp to bowl with vinegar mixture; toss well to coat. Arrange shrimp mixture on a platter; top with sliced Fresno chile.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 304 calories; fat 16g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 11.1g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 24g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 0g; cholesterol 214mg; iron 1mg; sodium 544mg; calcium 113mg; added sugar 12; sugars 12.