Sticky & buttery honey garlic shrimp is an addictive and easy dish. It can be made in less than 20 minutes. So Incredibly delicious! You will make again and again!Nothing makes my palates dance like the sticky, angelic garlic shrimp. Pure bliss! The savory dish is laced with all the juicy assortments that will make your taste buds come alive. The fresh ingredients are life savers, they bring so much aroma to the meal. I am such a huge fan of meals with short prep time and this delicacy is one of them. I set my timer to record the amount of time I spend from start to finish, about 20 minutes in total.
The easy, breezy sticky garlic shrimp recipe comprises of some healthy jumbo shrimp spiced with lots of garlic, glazed with some luminous honey garlic sauce. Do not let your mouth water just yet! Preparing this sauce is as easy as taking a walk in the park (much easier if I must confess). The flavorful dish is a boiling pot of buttery, spicy, sugary and smoky taste.
I particularly like my shrimp not overcooked (other cooks testify that they are better this way). Sometimes I marinate the shrimp with unsalted butter and some lemon juice. This helps to ‘coat’ the shrimp and prevent them from getting overheated. I let go of soy sauce because it is not gluten free.
The trick I use in achieving that ‘smoky’ aftertaste that is the signature taste of this honeyed shrimp is to ensure that the honey caramelizes very well to the point where it sticks to the pan. For this recipe, I am entirely loyal to my non-stick pan for the shrimp to sear perfectly. I once tried using a non-stick pan to sear them, I didn’t get a good level of caramelized bits. After I ensure that the shrimp has cooked properly, I simply use my favorite tongs to pick the gorgeous seafood and rub on the sticky, caramel colored honey to get them really darkened and pretty.
Buttery honey garlic shrimp are one of the best hearties and healthy foods I prepare whenever, wherever I feel like. On days when I feel like getting some carbs into my system, I serve the dish alongside some steamed rice or on a bed of pasta. Whenever I feel like a health enthusiast, I simply add some broccolis and eat till I reach satiety level. There are days I just laze about, go solo on the perfectly cooked buttery garlic shrimp garnished with some parsley and enjoy a plate or two on my favorite recliner. This dish is so versatile and can be served with a wide range of edibles. You will enjoy these brown goodies, of that I am sure!
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HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP
- Shrimp/prawns (tails on)- 700 gm / 1.5 lb
- Vegetable oil- 1 tbsp.
- FOR THE SAUCE
- Garlic cloves ( minced)- 4
- Unsalted butter - ⅓ cup
- Fresh lemon juice- 3 tbsp.
- Honey-⅓ cup
- Salt- to taste
- Ground black pepper- to taste
- FOR SERVING
- Fresh coriander leaves ( finely chopped)- 1 tbsp.
- Lemon wedges ( for serving) - as needed
- In a large pan or skillet melt butter over medium heat. Pour in honey, add the minced garlic and lemon juice. Mix to combine and cook 20-30 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant but not browned. Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove from the heat and divide it, leaving 2-3 tbsp. in the pan;reserve the rest of the sauce.
- In the same pan heat vegetable oil, sear the shrimp on both sides in two batches, about 2 minutes per side or until pink with red tails.
- Return the cooked shrimp back into the pan and pour in the reserved honey garlic butter sauce over them. Toss the shrimp well to coat in the sauce, cook for another 20 seconds.
- Sprinkle the coriander leaves and serve immediately with lemon wedges.
Because this sauce contains honey , it can burn easily. That is why I cook the shrimp before applying the honey garlic sauce. That way the sauce glazes and caramelizes lightly without burning. I left only 2 tbsp. of sauce in the pan just to build up a thicker coat of sauce.
** You can oven sear the shrimp. Oven temperature for searing- 425F /220 C.
- Category: Seafood
- Cuisine: International
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