Sweet Shrimp Skewers


Sweet Shrimp Skewers are a delightful dish that combines the succulent flavour of shrimp with a sweet and savoury marinade. These skewers are perfect for grilling, giving the shrimp a delicious charred exterior while keeping them juicy and tender inside. The marinade creates a perfect balance of flavours that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, they are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

Sweet Shrimp Skewers

Step into the tantalizing world of East Asian street food with our mouthwatering recipe for East Asian-style Sweet Shrimp Skewers. Bursting with flavours inspired by the vibrant culinary traditions of the region, these skewers are a perfect blend of sweet shrimp, fresh vegetables, and a delectable glaze.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes



  • 1/4 Cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilli Paste
  • Salt
  • White Pepper


  • 680 grams Shrimps
  • Assorted Vegetables


  • 1/4 Cup Hoi Sin Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil


  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 3 Spring Onions


  • In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well until the sugar has dissolved. De-vein your shrimp by running a sharp knife along their back and removing the digestive tract. This will also butterfly the shrimp which not only allows the shrimp to cook quickly but also creats more surface area for the marinade. Place the shrimp into the marinade and carefully massage into the flesh. Ensure all the pieces are coated evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. 
    If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes to prevent burning during grilling. 
    Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Thread the marinated shrimps onto the skewers, alternating with vegetables. 
    In a small saucepan, combine the glaze ingredients (hoisin sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and sesame oil) and heat over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes until the glaze thickens slightly. 
    Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
    Baste the skewers with the glaze during the last few minutes of cooking, brushing it on both sides. Once cooked, remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a minute. 
    Optionally, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions over the skewers for garnish.  
    Serve the East Asian-style BBQ skewers hot with steamed rice or noodles, and enjoy the delicious flavors of this Michelin star-worthy street hawker dish. Feel free to adjust the spice level or customize the vegetables to your preference. Enjoy your meal! 
Calories: 381kcal
Course: Appetizers & Canapés, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, East Asian
Keyword: BBQ Shrimp, East Asian skewers, King Prawn, Korean Street Food, Shrimp, Street Hawker
Collection: Easy recipes


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 274mg | Sodium: 1362mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg
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