Day 339 – Honey Lime Shrimp

Sometimes the husband feels a little slighted with this Pinterest thing…he seems to feel like there have been a LOT of crafts that he doesn’t really care about and not enough dinners. I would have to say that I agree with him. It’s just that sometimes dinners require ingredients that I do not have on hand, and I forget to plan ahead.

Today, however, I planned ahead and gathered the things to make honey lime shrimp. It was very easy and very tasty.

Here is the recipe:

Honey Lime Shrimp
serves 2

1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T honey
juice of one small lime, or half a large lime (2-3 T)
zest of one small lime, or half a large lime
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (which I omitted)

1.) In a large ziploc bag, combine all the marinade ingredients. When everything is well-combined, add the shrimp, squeeze as much air as possible out of the bag, and close it up. Place it in the fridge.

2.) Let the shrimp marinate for 30-60 minutes, flipping the bag around once or twice during that time, so that all the shrimp stay evenly covered in the marinade.

3.) When you’re ready to cook, take the shrimp out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; there is no need to add any oil or butter to the pan, as the marinade has enough oil in it to keep the shrimp from sticking to the pan. (If you would prefer to use the grill for these, you can thread them onto skewers and toss them on the grill at this point.)

4.) Add your shrimp to the pan in a single layer, making sure they are not too crowded; you can always cook them in more than one batch. Let them cook on one side for about a minute, until they curl up and start to turn pink. Flip them over, and cook for another 30 seconds or so, until the shrimp are opaque. Remove from the pan, and serve immediately!

I was very happy with how they turned out. There was not a strong lime taste. I also did not taste the garlic a lot either. I tasted the honey though. Perhaps I could have added more lime juice. My citrus zester was not really working very well, so I struggled to get enough zest. Maybe that would have helped too. Either way, I would definitely make this again.

Total cost: $11.33



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