Sweet and Spicy Honey Grilled Shrimp

It’s almost that time of year. Grilling season. Well technically, the weather has been so nice lately that some of you may have been grilling already. Some of you may have indoor grills (I definitely need one) Shrimp is a fabulous food to grill. Small, perfect for skewers and tons of flavor!

Sweet and Spicy Honey Grilled Shrimp

You know how much I like a little heat in a lot of my food and this is just the right amount of kick! You can always add a little more kick!


  • 2-2 1/2 lb. raw, shelled, de-veined shrimp. (Tiger Shrimp are great).
  • 1 tablespoon minced or pressed garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup hot chili garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili garlic paste
  • 1 cup  honey
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • Skewers to thread shrimp
  1. Rinse shrimp in cold water and place in a large Ziploc bag.
  2. Combine garlic, ginger, both chili pastes, honey, lime juice, salt, pepper, and oil in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly. Set aside 1 cup of the marinade.
  3. Pour remaining mixture over shrimp and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 48 hours.
  4. When ready to cook, thread shrimp onto skewers.
  5. Preheat outdoor grill. This should really should be done outside because they get VERY smokey! When grill is hot, reduce heat to low and quickly place all skewers over the heat. Brush with reserved marinade. When they’ve cooked for 1 1/2-2 minutes, quickly flip them over and brush or drizzle with remaining marinade. Cook for another 1 1/2-2 minutes, or until opaque and pink.
  6. Remember, shrimp cook QUICKLY. You want to be careful not to overcook them.
  7. Remove skewers from grill and remove shrimp from skewers. Pile them on a plate, drizzle with any remaining reserved marinade, and squeeze the juice from a lime all over them.
  8. Serve with rice or french fries any of your other favorite sides!

Honey Muffins

A recipe should make you want to dig right in just by the name alone sometimes. So when I came across a recipe for honey muffins, I thought two things. One – can I make these gluten free? Two – these sound delicious. It’s not hard to make a recipe gluten free. As you know, you can just swap out the flour for an all purpose gluten free flour, and xanthan gum (sometimes – some gluten free flours, such as Better Batter – don’t require you to add xanthan gum. Others like Bob’s Red Mill do). But then you have to think, what KIND of flour. Sometime you may need a sweet sorghum flour, or an almond flour. There are a LOT of different flours out there that are tasty AND good for you! Test them out!

Honey Muffins 

Inspired by One Perfect Bite. For these particular muffins, Better Batter is the way to go (in my opinion but if you test another flour and they taste delicious LET ME KNOW!)


  • 2 cups Better Batter Gluten Free (All Purpose Flour Mix)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted (Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 cup good honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease or line standard muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Combine egg, milk, butter and honey in a small bowl.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  5. Fill prepared muffin cups three-fourths full with batter.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from pan to a wire rack.
  8. Serve warm.

Nice, simple and delicious! I like recipes like this the most. Easy to make, not a lot of prep or bake time and they yield deliciously simple results. Pair with your favorite jam or jelly and a nice cup of tea or coffee and you are all set. (For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle with some honey 🙂 )


Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.