Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp

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Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp

Shrimps are one of the most adaptable and versatile seafood you will find in the kitchen. They are suitable for various cooking methods and tastes. Even the pickiest diners will like the mild flavor of shrimp. Shrimp are quite adaptable to a wide range of flavors and accompaniments. This garlic honey lime shrimp recipe is no exception when talking about flavors. This dish is highly flavorful and super easy to make with only a few ingredients. 

What is Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp?

Garlic honey lime shrimp is a unique blend of flavors, sweet, tangy, buttery, and garlicky, all at the same time. It’s a pure saucy delight. And it has everything you could ask for in a sauce. 

If you are asking for quick, easy, flavorful dinners that will keep your kids and family full and content. I believe this Honey Lime Shrimp can handle it! To make this a complete meal, we like to serve it with white rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

This Honey Lime Shrimp may not appear to be much, but it has all the flavor your palate will enjoy, with light seafood feel in your stomach yet enough filling to keep you full after a lovely supper together. 

This dish will surely blow your mind with the combination of flavors from the skillet. This browned butter shrimp recipe is just delicious, so do not skip this recipe. 

Notable Ingredients At A Glance 

Shrimp – Go for large or extra large shrimp for this recipe, as this is the hero ingredient of this dish. This dish can be cooked using fresh or frozen shrimp. Thaw frozen shrimp overnight in the refrigerator or run them under cool water for 5 minutes to thaw.

Honey – There are no replacements for this ingredient. Maple syrup would not work in the same manner in this recipe.

Lime Juice – You’ll need fresh limes because you’ll zest and juice them first. They taste far superior to bottled versions.

Garlic – If you want it to be really garlicky, add one extra clove. Garlic adds the main aroma and flavor to the dish. 

Butter – Butter adds a rich flavor to the sauce; it’s a small bit but essential.

Red chili powder – Red chili powder adds a nice red color to the dish making the dish a treat to the eyes as well. 

Coriander or Cilantro – Chopped coriander or cilantro is used for garnishing, which adds a fresh aroma to the dish. 

Olive oil – For oil, I have used olive oil as this is my personal preference. You may substitute any other neutral oil of your choosing.

How To Prepare Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp?

Take a large skillet and heat it. Allow the butter to melt in the skillet. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Once the raw aroma of the garlic fades, add the shrimps and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the shrimps are just done. In the meanwhile, add salt, red chili powder, honey, and lemon juice. Avoid overcooking the shrimps, as they will turn rubbery. 

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. 

Some Expert Tips For Preparing Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp

  • You can cook this ahead of time for those hectic evening meals. 
  • You can marinate the shrimp before frying them. The longer it marinates, the more flavorful the shrimp become. However, I would advocate up to 24 hours, any longer will destroy your shrimp.
  • Pink or white shrimp are the most popular forms of shrimp seen in markets, and both are excellent for this dish.
  • Frozen shrimp can also be utilized; simply run them under cool water until the ice melts, or defrost them overnight and drain them.
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