I never run out of shrimp in my freezer.
I always have a pack or two frozen shrimp that I can quickly whip up for dinner.
Shrimp is so versatile and delicious, and this garlic honey lime shrimp recipe is no exception.
Shrimp is really not that expensive when they are on sale.
For 1 lb bag of shrimp, you can get it for $6-$7 or cheaper. They are shelled, deveined, and ready for cooking.
You can use whole peeled shrimp (no tail-on) and they are cheaper.
When you have good shrimp, all you need are some basic ingredients: garlic, honey, salt, cayenne pepper and squirts of fresh lime juice.
I served it with my creamy garlic Parmesan fettuccine and dinner was delicious!
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Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp Recipe
Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp – garlicky, sweet, sticky skillet shrimp with fresh lime. This recipe is so good and easy, takes only 15 mins to make.
- 1 lb shelled and deveined shrimp
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper
- chopped parsley
Rinse the shrimp with cold water. Drained and set aside.
Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred), add the olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and saute until they turn slightly brown, stir in the shrimp. Stir and cook the shrimp a few times before adding the honey, lime juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook the shrimp until the honey lime sauce thickens. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.