Seafood Essentials: Honey & Garlic Shrimp

Andy Anderson !


I really love shrimp. They pick up great flavors like a sponge, and they can be ready in a matter of minutes. So yummy.

These are a mixture of honey, tamari, and lemon juice. OH YEAH!!!

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 4 clove
    baked garlic, smashed to a paste
  • 1/2 c
    fresh clover honey
  • 1/4 c
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 1 medium
    lemon, juice and zest

  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 1 lb
    large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    white pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Seafood Essentials: Honey & Garlic Shrimp


  2. Chef's Tip: To get that blackened sear (that you see in my main photo), I take them out of the pan, after they are cooked, and drop them into a screaming hot pan, for about 10 - 15 seconds... Not only does it does it enhance their presentation (we eat first with our eyes); in addition, it adds another level of flavor... It is a win/win situation.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Add all the sauce ingredients to a mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
  6. If you have never baked garlic before, here is a simple recipe:
    Cooking Essentials: Baked Garlic
  8. Place the shrimp into a large non-reactive bowl.
  9. Add half the sauce, and allow the shrimp to marinate for 20 – 30 minutes.
  10. Add the grapeseed oil and the butter to a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  11. When the foaming subsides, give the pan a swirl to mix the melted butter with the grapeseed oil, remove the shrimp from the marinade, and add to the pan.
  12. Chef’s Note: Discard the used marinade.
  13. Cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes per side, or until they turn pink.
  14. Chef’s Note: While the shrimp are cooking, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  15. Add the remainder of the sauce, and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  17. Serve over rice, or just in a bowl by themselves. Enjoy.
  18. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Seafood Essentials: Honey & Garlic Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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