Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish Recipe

Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish Recipe

One of the best parts about this shrimp recipe is that it has the ability to evolve into any number of dishes – don’t limit yourself to just the shrimp, alone. Turn them into the shining star during your next taco night, add them to your favorite salad, use them to top off a plate of crispy rice, enjoy them on a flatbread, or simply devour them as a light summer appetizer.

Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish & Charred Shishito Peppers
Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish & Charred Shishito Peppers

The ingredient list is minimal – in fact, you probably have a lot of the items in your refrigerator or pantry already. Additionally, minimal cooking is required. In fact, cook time is only about six minutes total.

Do yourself a favor and use this Scallion-Lemon relish on more than just these shrimp! This relish would be idyllic on steak, chicken or perhaps even drizzled over some eggs with some sliced avocado for brunch – sign me up!

Scallion-Lemon Relish ingredients
Scallion-Lemon Relish ingredients

When marinating the shrimp, be sure not to exceed the 30 minute mark, as we do not want the marinade to “cook” the shrimp. Speaking of shrimp, did you know that, in addition to the other ingredients for this recipe, you can also find them at Rollin’ Oats! They aren’t fresh, but, they’re in the freezer section and are already peeled and deveined, so, all you need to do is thaw them.

Gochugaru flakes are the only item that you may not find at Rollin’ Oats, but, that isn’t a make or break deal for the recipe! Simply substitute the same amount of red pepper flakes, or, if heat isn’t your thing (there isn’t much in this recipe), you can simply omit.

How to Make the Best Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Finished Soy Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish

Abby Allen
Use this user-friendly grilled shrimp recipe as the initial inspiration behind your next summer dinner! Add the prepared shrimp to tacos, salads, or simply enjoy as an appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 394 kcal


Grilled Soy Shrimp

  • 24 Shrimp Medium in size, fresh or frozen, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Gochugaru Flakes You can use red pepper flakes instead

Scallion-Lemon Relish

  • 1 bunch scallions Sliced into small, thin rounds
  • Zest and Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 1 Shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt Plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper Plus more to taste


  • If you're using bamboo skewers as your skewer of choice, let them soak in water for 30 minutes prior to using in order to avoid splintering. If you're using metal skewers, ignore this step.
  • Combine all ingredients for the shrimp marinade in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • While shrimp marinates, combine all ingredients for the Scallion relish in a medium bowl except the olive oil. Slowly stream in olive oil while whisking, simultaneously, until ingredients are well combined. Set aside until ready to serve.
    Scallion-Lemon Relish
  • When the shrimp are finished marinating, thread them onto the skewers - six shrimp, per skewer.
    Threaded shrimp before hitting the grill
  • Prepare a grill for high heat (alternatively, heat a cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat). Oil grates/skillet.
  • Grill/cook each skewer 3 minutes per side, turning once, until lightly charred on both sides
  • Add grilled shrimp skewers to serving platter and top with spoonfuls of Scallion-Lemon Relish.
    Finished Soy Shrimp Skewers
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 2335mg102%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 208IU4%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 14gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 2335mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg
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