Grilled Miso Shrimp are plump and juicy shrimp marinated in white miso,lime and ginger then skewered and grilled to delicious perfection.

Skewers of grilled miso shrimp on a board with edamame salad and coconut rice

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This grilled miso shrimp was recently part of a complete meal along with edamame snap pea salad with ginger sesame dressing and toasted coconut rice.  Miso not only makes a delicious soup, but it gives great umami to a marinade for chicken or fish. When I eat shrimp in this way, I usually serve with some kind of dipping sauce, so I made a dipping sauce with the reserved marinade that I didn’t use for the raw shrimp.

Perfectly grilled miso shrimp on skewers

What you have is a complete meal with lots of flavor, but yet light at the same time and since grilling season is right around the corner, this is a delicious and different way to serve grilled shrimp.

4 skewers of grilled miso shrimp

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Yield: 24 shrimp

Grilled Miso Shrimp

A closeup of the shrimp garnished with cilantro

Plump and juicy shrimp are marinated in white miso, sake, lime and ginger then skewered and grilled to delicious perfection.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, grated or finely chopped
  • 24 large shrimp, shelled and deveined


  1. To a mixing bowl add the miso, lime juice, ginger and garlic. Whisk while drizzling in the water to make a sauce.
  2. To a ziptop bag or container with a lid add the shrimp and pour 3/4 of the marinade over the shrimp, reserving the rest for a dipping sauce. Seal and refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the fridge and thread them onto skewers.
  5. Grill on each side for 2 minutes until pink.
  6. Serve with the extra marinade for dipping.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

4 shrimp

Amount Per Serving Calories 65Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 46mgSodium 421mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 6g

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Grilled miso shrimp. Plump and juicy shrimp are marinated in a delicious white miso, sake, lime and ginger then skewered and grilled to delicious perfection.