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korean barbecue shrimp

Korean Barbecue Shrimp

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 46 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A combination of sweet, salty and spicy ingredients for an Asian spin on barbecue shrimp.



  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 pound extra jumbo shrimp (16/20, peeled, deveined, tail on)
  • chili garlic paste (for serving)


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine all the ingredients except the shrimp. Remove about 3 tablespoons of the marinade and set aside.
  2. Add the shrimp to the bag and seal. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the marinade (discard the marinade in the bag). Place shrimp on the grill with about an inch between each shrimp.
  5. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side. The shrimp should be just cooked through and charred in some spots. Baste the shrimp with the marinade before removing from the grill.
  6. Remove shrimp to a platter and serve with extra chili garlic sauce.


  • Use a Ziploc bag to easily combine the ingredients and marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Grating the onion adds adds the bite of fresh onion without having large pieces of onion in the marinade.
  • Chili garlic paste is a spicy sauce available in the international ingredient aisle of the grocery store. White wine can be substituted for the rice wine.
  • A grill pan makes for easy indoor grilling. The shrimp can also be broiled for 5 minutes – watch closely so they do not burn. In a pinch, saute the shrimp in a hot skillet for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Set aside a couple tablespoons of the marinade to baste the shrimp as they grill.
  • Category: appetizer or entree
  • Method: grill or bake
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 5 shrimp
  • Calories: 426
  • Sugar: 5.8 g
  • Sodium: 1751 mg
  • Fat: 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 88.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 520 mg

Keywords: Korean barbecue shrimp, Korean shrimp, bbq shrimp

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