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Honey Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Skillet shrimp coated in a sticky Honey Lemon Garlic glaze, garnish with lots of cilantro. The secret is in the sauce! Enjoy it with the shrimp then dip toasted French bread into the sauce to get the most out of it! YUM.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 292kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 3/4 lbs large/jumbo raw shrimp
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley or cilantro


  • Completely defrost shrimp and pat dry.
  • In a large skillet, add vegetable oil and heat skillet under medium high heat.
  • Once skillet is heated up, add shrimp to skillet. Do not overlap. Lightly sprinkle salt onto shrimp. Sear shrimp for ~2 minutes, then flip over. Lightly sprinkle salt again, and sear for another ~2 minutes, or until shrimp is done.
  • Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  • Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, honey, and minced garlic onto skillet. Lightly scrap the bottom of the skillet to incorporate the juices from searing the shrimp into the sauce. 
  • Bring to boil, then bring to medium low heat. Continue cooking sauce for a minute or so, or until the desired thickness. 
  • Bring cooked shrimp back into skillet. Stir to coat shrimp with sauce. Remove from heat promptly.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 429mg | Sodium: 1614mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 4mg
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