Easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers

I’d like to thank my friends at Mirum for sponsoring this post about a delish homemade BBQ shrimp marinade recipe.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Easy dinners start at home!  These easy BBQ Shrimp Skewers are delightfully grilled to perfection and will be a hit with your family.

Hi guys!

The Hubs and I have officially broken in the grill for the season!  In past years we’ve kept the grill going through winter, but with the twins being born in November we hadn’t used it in MONTHS.  It was looking sad and dusty.

Since the boys are getting a little easier (Just a little!) to manage, I’m finally feeling like we have more time to make and actually enjoy our meals which means I’ve been putting extra thought into what I’ve been making on a day to day basis.  Some of the meals we are grilling like this one and some are made in the kitchen.  Either way, I can’t get enough of EASY recipes like these juicy shrimp kabobs with the easiest BBQ Shrimp Marinade recipe.  In fact, I firmly believe that with a little planning anyone can make and eat beautiful and delicious meals most days of the week.

I thought I’d share this delish recipe with you today and a simple way you can simplify your meals at home!

How to make this BBQ shrimp marinade recipe…

Let’s start with these sweet, juicy and delectable shrimp!  Don’t ya just want to grab that one off the top?

These shrimp kabobs with the easiest BBQ Shrimp Marinade recipe could not be simpler to make.  The hands-on time to make them is less than 30 minutes which is a win in my book.

The homemade BBQ shrimp marinade recipe uses a couple of simple ingredients you already have at home!

Ingredients in this BBQ Shrimp Marinade Recipe

  • Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Oil (Vegetable, Avocado or Coconut!)
  • Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Ginger


Simply Heinz is fabulous because it’s made with simple ingredients you can pronounce and no artificial sweeteners.

It makes the perfect shortcut and fast base for this tasty BBQ Shrimp Marinade recipe.  I have no problems using shortcuts in the kitchen if it means I’m going to be able to actually make a meal.  Cooking at home has to be fast, simple and delicious in my busy twin world.

The other stars of the show are FRESH LIME, soy sauce, and Sriracha.

How to Make this BBQ Shrimp Marinade Recipe

There are just a few steps to this recipe making it the perfect family meal for any day of the week.

  1. Mix the marinade and divide it in half.
  2. Skewer the shrimp. (Use a grilling basket to make this recipe even faster!)
  3. Marinade the shrimp in half of the ketchup mixture in the fridge.  Save the other half of the marinade.
  4. Grill the shrimp for 3-5 minutes until pink! (These can be made on the grill outside or a portable indoor grill.)  
  5. Serve with the rest of the sauce.

That’s it!  I served these with a bagged salad kit to round out the meal.  Easy to make dinner ideas like this aren’t lacking in flavor at all.  With a little planning, it’s easy to make a meal that’s bursting with flavor and taste.

In fact, there is a wonderful resource to help you plan your meals at home!  The Best Meals Happen at Home Facebook Page is full of recipes that can be made using simple ingredients found at Publix.  They publish all sorts of delicious, satisfying and healthy meals I know you will want to try.  Follow this page for easy ideas like this one AND be the first to know about exclusive product offers.

A few of the recipes you can find there are…

  • Beef Brisket 
  • Mexican Lasagna Pasta 
  • Quick Skillet Ziti 
  • Chicken Enchilada Skillet 
  • Mac and Cheese with Potato Chip Crumble 

All of these meals can be made in less than thirty minutes and are perfect for busy families on the go.

There are also a few fabulous sales happening at Publix right now including a big BOGO bargain on the Simply Heinz Ketchup I used to make this BBQ Shrimp Marinade recipe.  Check them out before you do your shopping this week!

  • 2 FOR $4 Frontera Cooking Sauce, Assorted Varieties (8 oz.) 
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Hellmann’s Mayonnaise or Maille Mustard (7.3 – 11.5 oz.) 
  • 2 for $6 – Prego Pasta Sauce (45 oz.) 
  • 2 For $5 Lay’s Potato Chips (5 – 8 oz.) 
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper (5.4 – 7 oz. box)  
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup (20 oz.) 

So start your meal planning with these gorgeous shrimp kabobs and this BBQ Shrimp Marinade recipe.  Plus head over to the Best Meals Start at Home Facebook Page to plan your meals for the rest of the week.

I know cooking at home can be hard to get started, but once you do you will love the fresh healthy food you can create!


Also, try these healthy shrimp recipes!


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BBQ Shrimp Marinade Recipes

BBQ Shrimp Marinade Recipe

BBQ Shrimp Marinade Recipe

This bbq shrimp marinade recipe makes juicy shrimp skewers taste amazing!  Only 7 Ingredients!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 156 kcal


  • 3/4 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled & deveined, tails left on
  • 1/2 cup Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil, (vegetable, avocado, grapeseed or coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Thread shrimp onto 4 skewers; place in a shallow dish.
  • Mix remaining ingredients until blended.  Pour half the ketchup mixture over shrimp; turn skewers to evenly coat shrimp with ketchup mixture.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate, turning skewers after 15 minutes.
  • Heat barbecue to medium heat.  Remove shrimp from marinade; discard marinade.  Grill shrimp 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink, turning every 2 minutes.  Serve with the remaining ketchup mixture.


Serve these BBQ Shrimp Kabobs with your favorite salad or summer side dish.


Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 17gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 687mgPotassium: 68mgSugar: 1gVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 2mg
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Head to the Best Meals Happen at Home Facebook Page and let me know which meals you’d like to try first!


I’m linking up my BBQ Shrimp Marinade recipe with: Meatless MondayFull Plate Thursday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-05-28T22:24:29-04:00 May 6th, 2019|Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Grilling, Pescatarian Meals|41 Comments


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  6. Miz Helen May 30, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Your BBQ Shrimp Marinade looks delicious and just perfect for the season! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  7. Marysa May 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    It’s nice to have some good grilling recipes now that the weather is getting better! I am looking forward to cleaning off the grill and doing some entertaining.

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  9. Neely Moldovan May 9, 2019 at 8:27 am - Reply

    We love grilled shrimp! What a yummy marinade! I will for sure be trying it!

  10. Kristine Nicole Alessandra May 8, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow. Those shrimp kabobs look so delicious! We are planning a small BBQ party this weekend and hopefully the weather cooperates. I am adding this shrimp kabobs to our menu.

  11. Laura May 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I can already see these skewers be a huge hit this BBQ season! Super easy, flavorful, and the best part – everyone loves shrimp, so you can never miss with this recipe!

  12. Immaculate Ruému May 8, 2019 at 5:15 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve always felt people underate the many uses of ketchup… I just love this recipe. Plus it’s a great option for my pescatarian friends when we have a bbq party

  13. MEGAN May 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I just bought some frozen shrimp from Publix! The timing of this recipe couldn’t be more perfect! Can’t wait to try it.

  14. Wendy Rivard May 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Can I just say that these look amazing and delish? I love shrimp and I”m happy to add this to my collection of recipes.

  15. Lisa Ballantyne May 7, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Wow! Perfect for this warmer weather, and it all looks amazing! I’m a fanatic for shrimp!

  16. Lesli Schwartz May 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I just love BBQ-ing shrimp this time of year cause it’s so darn quick! I love your marinade and will most definitely be trying it!

  17. Angela May 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Yum, this looks so delicious! It’s perfect for grilling season, can’t wait to give it a try!!!

  18. Beth Neels May 7, 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    That grilled shrimp is perfect! It looks juicy and I love the bit of heat you added here! We just used our for the first time this season yesterday and I can’t wait to use it more! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Lorie May 7, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This marinade sounds incredible!!! I will be using it for way more than these skewers for sure!

  20. Corina Blum May 7, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Those shrimps are so shiny and delicious looking! We have got our grill out once already this year and I’m really looking forward to using a it a bit more soon.

  21. Kelly May 6, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    What a great recipe for the summer. This is going to be great for parties!

  22. Abbey Sharp May 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    So excited about summer grilling! Can’t wait to bust out the grill to make these!

  23. Deborah Brooks May 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    the rest of my family are kind of obsessed with shrimp. I am always looking for new ways to make it for them. Thanks for the idea!

  24. Andrea on Vacation May 6, 2019 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I just learned how to grill (also known as became less frightened of the grill!) and this seems right up my alley for a quick summer meal.

  25. [email protected] May 6, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    These sound delicious! I need to get some shrimp now!

  26. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real May 6, 2019 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Alex and I are getting a real grill this year so I’m all about easy recipes I can make for us and guests. Bookmarking this for sure!

    • JulieWunder May 8, 2019 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Yay for a real grill! You will love cooking with it.

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