Honey Lime Shrimp

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I tried this SUPER SIMPLE and quick recipe tonight for dinner and thought it was pretty impressive for taking less than an hour to prep, cook, and consume.

I started INSANITY MAX:30 two days ago so eating lean nutrient and protein packed meals is a priority. This one works well for this!

The original recipe can be found here. I modified it a bit to cut out some unnecessary fats and calories and am super impressed that it didn’t sacrifice in the taste department. The marinade leaves the shrimp tasting sweet and slightly citrusy – it’s a yummy combination. I served it with baked asparagus and white rice. I thought the rice tasted delicious when mixed with the juices from the shrimp.

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Honey Lime Shrimp:
Prep: 15 minutes        Cook time: 5 minutes


1 lb medium shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
1 medium lime: juice from the lime + zest
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp butter


1. Add shrimp, olive oil, honey, lime juice and zest, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to a gallon ziploc. Squeeze as much air from the ziploc as you can and seal. Mix ingredients around in the bag and allow to sit in room temp for 10-20 minutes (up to an hour if you have time).

2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When heated thoroughly, add butter. Quickly add shrimp as soon as the butter is melted (otherwise the butter will burn and become bitter). Discard the rest of the marinade. Cook shrimp 1 minute and flip. Allow to cook for about 1 more minute (or until they are pink and no longer opaque). The shrimp can overcook easily so be careful to remove as soon as both sides are pink and the juices have started to caramelize.

3. Serve immediately.

per shrimp serving (4oz), and including 4 spears of baked asparagus and 1/4 c. of white rice

Calories: 278
Carbs: 26
Fat: 9
Protein: 26
Sodium: 230

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This recipe is so simple and delicious. The biggest bonus is that it is very low in calories and will fit into a new years resolution diet!

Did you try it? What do you think? Let me know!

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!


Original recipe with no diet modifications can be found here 🙂