Looking for a quick dinner recipe made with fresh, wholesome ingredients? If so, this sweet and savory Honey Lime Shrimp is perfect served over rice. It reheats well and takes about 10 minutes to cook.
Shrimp is literally one of my favorite foods because it is so versatile and cooks up in a pinch! Ever have those days when the last place you want to be is in the kitchen?
I have felt that way all this week because I am actually sick…who gets sick during the unofficial start to the summer? Anyhow, since I sure as heck wasn’t cooking anything fancy I took out a 1 lb bag of shrimp to defrost, and surveyed my pantry and fridge.
Fresh scallions/herbs √
Brown rice √
Those are literally all the elements you need to make a quick marinade to later pan-fry (5 mins or less) with your shrimp.
Easy peasy, limey squeezy. Honestly, it is so easy, so fresh, and so yummy! A total hot weather type of meal because you can even make the rice in the microwave these days…hello minute rice!
Plus, it reheats perfectly, and can be a good mix up for meal prep and adding a little more flavorful burst of protein to your menu.
- 1 lb bag of shrimp
- 3 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup of lime juice
- 3 cloves of mashed garlic
- 1/4 tsp of adobo spice
- salt, pepper to taste
Before you head out for the day, add your patted dry and defrosted shrimp to a large zipper bag along with all of the marinade ingredients (sans the scallions).
Marinate for at least 2 hours before adding all the ingredients into a stir fry pan and cooking.
This Honey Lime Shrimp is so delicious when served over brown or white rice. You can also serve it with the following sides which would pair well.
- mashed potatoes
- french fries
- mashed cauliflower
- on a salad
- baked potato
- stuffed in an avocado
- stir fry
More shrimp recipes
- Buffalo Tacos
- Scampi Flatbread
- Tarragon Salad Bites
- Garlic Lime
- Cilantro Lime
- Sous Vide Garlic Butter
- Baked Tostadas
Quick Honey Lime Shrimp
- large skillet
- 1 lb. shrimp deveined- any size you prefer
- 3 tbsps. raw honey
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup lime juice fresh is best
- 3 cloves garlic mashed
- 1/4 tsp. adobo spice
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 2 tbsps. scallions diced
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds to top
- Add honey, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and spices to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Add shrimp to either a large zippered bag or directly into the whisked ingredients. Seal bag, or cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate.
- For maximum flavor, marinade for at least 2 hours.
- Once marinaded, add shrimp and marinade directly into a skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until pink throughout.
- Top with sesame seeds and fresh scallions.
- Serve your shrimp and marinade sauce over rice, potatoes, or your favorite side.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I am not a seafood eater, but my hubby LOVES shrimp. He is going to love this.
Melissa Lawler says
I LOVE these flavors together. My daughter has a terrible shellfish allergy, I do something similar with chicken!
Jenna Wood says
You had me at honey lime, then you added shrimp! I bet this is the perfect light Summer meal for those watching their waistlines!
Oh my goodness, we love, love, love shrimp in this house. My little Man is so picky, yet shrimp is his favorite. I am totally going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing
Cathi Crismon says
Oh my goodness! This looks SO good. If only I wasn’t vegan. *wink
I could dive right into that!! Love the honey lime combination with shrimp!!
Meagan Ivie says
I feel like honey and l ime make a great combo. What a tasty summer dish!
Lori Felix says
I love shrimp and it’s a staple at any party that I host. I can’t wait to make this recipe for all my friends and family at my next summer gathering.
Marcie W. says
Yummy! This would make a delicious dinner and it does not get much easier.
Vera Sweeney says
This looks so good! I have been wanting to make more shrimp for dinner lately this would be a perfect one to try.
Olivia Douglass says
We love Shrimp and are always looking for great ways to prepare it. This dish looks delicious and easy!
That looks really good. I’m not much of a shrimp fan though, but it still looks good. I’ll have to give it a try.
Lisa Favre says
Wow! When you said ‘quick’ you weren’t kidding around! This dish sounds really awesome – gotta try it out since I have been craving shrimp lately.
Mistee Dawn says
Yum! That looks amazing. I will definitely be trying this for supper one day next week!
This shrimp looks delicious! It’s a great recipe for the warmer summer months
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
My family loves shrimp. I will have to give this a try for dinner very soon! I am sure everyone will love it.
We are crazy about shrimp! I’ve never done any recipes with lime. I have no doubt my hubby could pull this off, and it would be a hit with everyone. Looks and sounds delicious!
Ann Bacciaglia says
My family loves shrimp. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make this for dinner this week.
That’s such a beautiful and colorful looking dish. Bet your family enjoyed every bite.
You are definitely speaking my love language with this dish! I love shrimp and added with honey and lime, you are talking HMMMMM!