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Garlic Lime Shrimp

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 7, 2020
Garlic Lime Shrimp
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Garlic Lime Shrimp – This garlic-lime shrimp it’s not only lip-smacking delicious, but it’s also a very quick easy dinner recipe that takes minutes to make. You can easily double this recipe if you need to feed a crowd. We guarantee you won’t get enough of this quick 15-minute budget-friendly meal. You will make this shrimp recipe again and again!

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp – A budget-friendly and QUICK 15 minute meal that you will make again and again!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the Garlic Lime Shrimp

  • 1 pound (450g) shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on or off)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey ( optional for low-carb, keto diet)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pinches Cayenne pepper or crushed chili pepper flakes
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Sliced lime wedges, for garnish

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp – A budget-friendly and QUICK 15 minute meal that you will make again and again!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp – A budget-friendly and QUICK 15 minute meal that you will make again and again!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp – A budget-friendly and QUICK 15 minute meal that you will make again and again!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the garlic-lime shrimp: Combine garlic, honey, lime juice, salt and Cayenne pepper in a small bowl.

2. Heat up a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and butter. Sear shrimp on both sides for about 4 minutes total, then add the garlic honey lime sauce. Cook the shrimp, flipping side from time to time until the garlic honey lime sauce starts to caramelize.

3. Garnish the garlic-lime shrimp with chopped cilantro and serve immediately with steamed vegetables, over rice or in a salad. Enjoy!

How to Make Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe

These garlic-lime shrimp cook very quickly – all you need is about 2 minutes per side, depending on the size of your shrimp. Be sure to watch carefully so that the shrimp don’t get overcooked! As soon as the shrimp turn pink and opaque, add the garlic honey lime sauce.

  • We recommend using a non-stick pan to avoid the sauce to stick too much and over-caramelize.
  • Try to buy extra-jumbo shrimp,  the biggest shrimp you put your hands on. Caliber 16-20 is a good size.
  • Try to find fresh wild-caught shrimp because they have a better flavor. Frozen shrimp is good too. You can use shrimp tails on or off; we kept ours on for a visual impact on photography!
  • Be sure to use fresh minced garlic for this shrimp recipe, not the garlic that comes in a jar. It just doesn’t taste the same and here we need FRESH flavors!

Sides ideas for the garlic-lime shrimp

These garlic lime shrimp are wonderful served over cilantro rice; pasta mixed with olive oil and garlic; brown rice; grilled vegetables on skewers; garlic bread; or a simple side salad. These delicious shrimps even make a great appetizer!

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