Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Honey Garlic Shrimp

I am a huge fan of cooking shrimp because they cook in very little time and always taste delicious!  I used to think that shrimp had to be cooked in butter and garlic (so good, I know) but now I experiment with lots of different marinades and spices.  

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Combine all ingredients except shrimp in a small bowl.  Mix well. Place shrimp in Ziploc Bag and pour marinade over it.  Make sure shrimp is covered in mixture.  Squeeze out the air, place in fridge for 30-60 minutes.  
Remove shrimp from fridge and place on metal skewers.  Pour marinade over top.
Place shrimp on preheated grill.  Cook them for about 2 minutes on each side or until they turn pink.

These shrimp can also be cooked inside in a skillet.  Just heat a large skillet and cook the shrimp about two minutes on each side.  There isn't a need for additional oil the marinade should be enough.

Be sure to check out some of my other favorite shrimp recipes!

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Lemon Grass Skewered Shrimp