You control the heat in these honey lime shrimp that caught the evening light as if they were posing for a 16th C Dutch painting.
They were a welcome sight to two starving young adults who landed in my kitchen after an 18-mile hike on Mt. Tam. Luckily, I had paid the extra $2.00/pound for peeled and deveined shrimp from Whole Foods, so was able to get this appetizer ready in just about 20 minutes.
It got good reviews from the hungry trekkers, and I was reminded how quickly a shrimp dish can be prepared. Perfect hot from the frying pan, they're also good as leftovers after a night in the fridge.
My Paleo Marin Rating: 3.8 Persimmons
Abraham van Beijeren 16C Dutch Painter
image from Google Search
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
2-4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or personal preference
Limes and cilantro for garnish
1. Heat a cast iron frying pan, and add the olive oil and butter. When heated, add the minced garlic, stir and watch carefully until slightly cooked down. Add shrimp to cover the bottom of the pan (may have to cook in two batches), and cook on one side for about 1 minute; turn the shrimp over and cook for another minute on the other side. Just when the shrimp start to turn pink, set aside in a bowl.
2. Add the honey, lime juice and cayenne pepper to the frying pan. Turn up the heat to medium high, and stirring constantly, cook until the sauce thickens, about 4 minutes.
3. Return the shrimp to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce and finish cooking.
4. Pour everything into a bowl or dish for serving. Garnish with cilantro and cut limes.
Serve hot immediately, or refrigerate to eat cold at a later time.
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Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia website here.
My Paleo Marin Rating 1-5 Persimmons
I try out these recipes so you don't have to (and modify them for Paleo where possible). The rating will reflect my opinion of the final result in terms of taste, ease of preparation, nutrition, and sometimes, cost.