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Shrimp marinade over cooked shrimp, topped with parsley.

Shrimp Marinade

The absolute best shrimp marinade made with garlic, herbs, spices and lemon. You can cook your marinated shrimp on the grill, stove top or in the oven for perfect results every time. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 267kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, leave tails on for a nicer presentation
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes optional


  • Place the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, lemon zest, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of the marinade for later use. Add the garlic and chili flakes to the bowl.
  • Add the shrimp and marinade to a resealable freezer bag and seal. Shake to coat the shrimp with the marinade.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
  • At this point you can broil, grill or saute the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side or until pink and opaque.
  • Drizzle the reserved marinade over the cooked shrimp, then serve.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 105mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2.8mg