- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
A saucy and flavorful shrimp dish
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
Warmer weather always has me looking for lighter dishes. Foods that are quick to prepare and don’t feel as heavy as those that I typically make during the colder months. My honey garlic shrimp is full of flavor and is very satisfying, but is simple to make and perfect with a side of rice or noodles. It’s important not to overcook the shrimp or they will be tough and chewy, so have everything ready to go before you start cooking, because the process goes fast. The combination of sweet honey and savory garlic and soy, are Asian flavors I love and the marinade doubles as a delicious sauce to ladle over rice or noodles. I should call this dish my disappearing honey garlic shrimp, because I hardly had time to snap a photo before it was gone.
Belle’s Honey Garlic Shrimp
½ cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
3 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
In a small bowl whisk honey, soy sauce, garlic and lemon. Add half of the sauce to the shrimp and let marinate for 30 minutes.
In a medium sized skillet at the butter. Add the shrimp and discard marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium high. Cook until the shrimp turns pink about 2 minutes each side. Add the reserved marinade and pour over shrimp. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken and coats the shrimp. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.