A go-to, 5-ingredient shrimp recipe for Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp Skillet. It is dinner made easy, ready in only 15 minutes, and also is mess-free because it uses only one pan. Plus, it's gluten-free, dairy-free, and pescatarian! Serve this shrimp recipe either as an appetizer or a main dish.
4tablespoonhoneyFOR KETO/LOW CARB: Use sugar-free maple syrup or sugar-free honey substitute
3tablespoonsoy sauceUse a gluten-free one to make this meal GF.
1 ½poundsjumbo shrimpdeveined, sheff off, and tail on or off (thawed)
MELT BUTTER: Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the butter and let it melt.
MAKE THE SAUCE: Add garlic, soy sauce, and honey, swirling the pan every now and then until sauce has slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. If you enjoy spicy food, stir in ⅛ teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a few drops of hot sauce to the sauce.
COOK SHRIMP: Add half of the shrimp, cook for about 2 minute, flip them, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until they turn pink and curl into a C-shape. Transfer to a plate. Melt the other half of the butter and cook remaining shrimp until cooked through. Add the other cooked shrimp back to the pan and stir in sauce until combined.
GARNISH: If you’d like to, squeeze the juice of 1 juicy lime on top and sprinkle 1-2 tablespoon chopped green onions and/or 1-2 teaspoon sesame seeds on top. Serve Garlic Butter Shrimp right away!
NET CARBS: 18 (If using a sugar-free maple syrup, net carb decreases to 7 g only, and calories per portion to 308)
WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 11 ( (If using a sugar-free maple syrup, it would be 9 points)
RECIPE COST PER PERSON: U$ 2.50
If you'd like to serve garlic butter shrimp as an appetizer, leave the tail on to work like a handle. But if you are serving as a main dish, it's be better to remove the tail to make it easy to eat.
STORAGE: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze the shrimp for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge and then reheat over low heat just until hot. Shrimp does not reheat well in the microwave.
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