Gochujang Grilled Shrimp



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 minutes; 10 minutes active



A bottle of gochujang is a time-saving trove of complex flavors, as well as heat. These fast and easy skewers serve up Korean flavor on plump, delectable shrimp.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Oil for the grill
  • Skewers
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. In a large bowl, mix oil, garlic, rice vinegar, gochujang and honey until smooth.
  2. Add shrimp and toss to coat, let stand for 20 minutes. Soak the wooden skewers in water.
  3. Preheat the grill on high. Skewer the shrimp and discard the leftover marinade.
  4. Swab or brush the hot grill with oil, then place skewers on the grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, just until cooked through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve hot.

Serving Suggestion

Pair with an easy lettuce, cucumber and chive salad, kimchi and rice or noodles for a tasty, casual dinner.

Nutritional Information

270 calories, 13 g. fat, 185 mg. cholesterol, 310 mg. sodium, 13 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. fiber, 25 g. protein