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Teriyaki BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Teriyaki BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe – An easy dinner idea you can make on the grill. This light healthy recipe is packed with protein and fresh produce!

Top view of a platter full of these seafood skewers with vegetables

Grilled Shrimp Skewers 

Quick and easy Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers will help you beat the heat and have more time to enjoy your summer. (Or any season!)

I have never seen anyone as excited to grill than my very own dad. He was, and is, The Grill Master. His specialty: hamburgers!

Yet chicken, sausages, ribs, and anything else is welcome to the party.

In today’s Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers recipe you may be wondering, “Is it even worth firing up the grill for shrimp? It only takes a couple of minutes to cook per side.”

Yes… Yes, it is! Nothing adds flavor to food like grilling. You will be so glad you did.

This Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers recipe is savory, sweet, and succulent with a kick of fire to top it off. These kabobs are versatile and make a great main dish, appetizer, or side dish.

Top view of this recipe served on top of a salad

Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp 

Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers are loaded with fresh vegetables, pineapple, and jumbo shrimp.

You could also add any fruit or vegetable you like. Just keep in mind that when making a skewer or kabob, the individual cooking time of each ingredient must be considered.

You wouldn’t want to put a raw potato on the same skewer as a shrimp. Either the potato would be raw or the shrimp burnt… Or possibly both!

I chose to use red and orange bell peppers, zucchini, and pineapple to accompany my shrimp. The shrimp is the key focus for grill time, the rest of the crew can be delicious and safely eaten at any level from raw to charred.

Yet all the ingredients play an important role in building flavor and texture. A sweet and spicy teriyaki barbecue marinade ties these wonderful ingredients together.

Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers could certainly be a stand-alone meal. I would increase the veggies to shrimp ratio on each skewer.

Keeping the theme of light and easy for the summer, I served my shrimp kebabs atop a simple salad.

Raw shrimp resting in a marinade before placing it on the grill

What Ingredients You Will Need

For the Skewers:

  • Raw Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Fresh Pineapple peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • Medium Zucchiniscut into 1/2- to 1-inch thick slices, then cut in half
  • Red and Orange Bell Peppers cleaned and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
  • Bamboo or Metal Skewers

For the Teriyaki BBQ Sauce:

  • Teriyaki Saucestore-bought or homemade
  • Fish Sauce
  • Chili Garlic Sauce
Sliding all the ingredients onto the skewers before grilling it

How To Make These Grilled BBQ Shrimp Skewers

  1. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water while preparing the ingredients. Clean the shrimp.
  2. Mix the Teriyaki BBQ Sauce ingredients in a bowl and add the shrimp to the marinade, while you chop the veggies and pineapple. Cut, slice, peel, and/or core vegetables and fruit as needed.
  3. Heat the grill to 400 degrees F. Slide pieces of the veggies, pineapple, and shrimp onto skewers in an alternating order as desired.
  4. Brush the skewers with the Teriyaki BBQ Sauce you used to marinate the shrimp. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill 2 minutes per side, flipping once. 
  5. Serve warm.

Get the Complete (Printable) Teriyaki BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe + Video Below. Enjoy!

Resting the kababs on the grill to allow for the ultimate cooking experience

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does cooked shrimp last in the fridge? 

You can keep cooked shrimp in the fridge stored in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. 

How Do I Tell If Shrimp Has Gone Bad? 

One of the first things you can do is smell it to see if it has a foul overly-fishy smell. Another way to tell is if you can see that it has become slimy. When in doubt, throw it out!

Can I Make Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs With This Recipe?

Sure you can! Swap the shrimp for 1-inch chunks of raw chicken breast or thigh meat. Marinade as directed. Then grill the skewers for 3-4 minutes per side to make sure the chicken is cooked through.

Final picture of the kebabs with shrimp and vegetables ready for consumption

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Teriyaki BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers Recipe – An easy dinner idea you can make on the grill. This light healthy recipe is packed with protein and produce!
Servings: 18 skewers

Ingredients

For the Shrimp Skewers:

  • 1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch thick slices, then cut in half
  • 3 red and orange bell peppers, cleaned and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
  • Bamboo or metal skewers

For the Teriyaki BBQ Sauce:

Instructions

  • If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water while preparing the ingredients. Clean the shrimp.
  • Mix the Teriyaki BBQ Sauce ingredients in a bowl and add the shrimp to the marinade, while you chop the veggies and pineapple. Cut, slice, peel, and/or core vegetables and fruit as needed.
  • Heat the grill to 400 degrees F. Slide pieces of the veggies, pineapple, and shrimp onto skewers in an alternating order as desired.
  • Brush the skewers with the Teriyaki BBQ Sauce you used to marinate the shrimp. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill 2 minutes per side, flipping once. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 3skewers, Calories: 205kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 190mg, Sodium: 1987mg, Potassium: 600mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 2105IU, Vitamin C: 166.5mg, Calcium: 152mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “Teriyaki BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers”

  1. wow, these BBQ shrimps looks so delicious and yummy. i just love these . i must try this recipe of shrimp skewer . thanks for sharing this amazing article and delicious recipe of teriyaki BBQ shrimp skewers.

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  4. Great recipe
    Loved it so Much