Grilled Shrimp Skewers with a Sweet Soy Sauce Marinade
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, deveined and shelled (fresh is better, but you can use frozen)
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Skewers
  1. Put all the deshelled and deveined shrimp in a gallon size ziplock bag or large bowl.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the light brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce, water, vegetable oil, minced garlic, lemon pepper, and garlic powder. Mix it well with a whisk.
  3. Pour the marinade over the shrimp. Seal the ziplock bag or cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  4. Let the shrimp marinade in the fridge for 2 hours, but no more than 24 hours.
  5. If you're using a grill with an open fire, soak bamboo or wooden skewers in water for half an hour. This prevents the fire from burning the skewers.
  6. Skewer a shrimp then one or two onion wedges and repeat. Discard the marinade.
  7. If you're using a stove-top grill pan, preheat it over medium-high heat.
  8. Using tongs, place the shrimp on the hot grill or grill pan. Cook each side for about 2 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Sprig and Flours at