Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Honey Lime Shrimp

I come from a long line of shrimp lovers.  My grandpa loves to tell the story of one of the first times they met my mom.  If you know my mamma, you know she's not usually a big eater.  On this first meeting of what would be her future in-laws, they went to an all you can eat seafood restaurant where she apparently made the most of the never-ending shrimp.  The entire table got their money's worth for sure.  Plate...after plate...after plate.  :)

This week, I decided to try a Honey Lime Shrimp recipe, which was perfectly sweet and tangy.


1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
Zest from 1/2 a large lime
1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pinch black pepper

1/2 pound shrimp (you could do up to one pound)


Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add shrimp to marinade and marinate 30 to 60 minutes.

Transfer shrimp to a medium frying pan.  Pour half marinade into pan and simmer on medium a few minutes on each side, or until shrimp turn pink.

Remove shrimp from pan.  Continue simmering remaining marinade for 5-8 minutes for a tasty drizzle.

I served ours with green beans and Garlic & Herb Mashed Cauliflower.  Delicious!

Does this have you in the mood for shrimp?  Check out my Mushroom and Shrimp Pasta in a butter garlic sauce.


  1. I just got really excited because I own almost all of these ingredients! I have frozen shrimp on hand, I wonder if I can make that work. We shall see!!

    1. You can do it! Just thaw those puppies out and marinate! :)

  2. I love shrimp. This sounds really tasty, thanks for the recipe. :)