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Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp, cooked in the skillet on stove-top – easy, healthy, gluten free appetizer. Low fat, low carb and low cholesterol recipe.  And, it takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish!

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If you’re looking for an alternative to shrimp scampi, you came to the right page! This is a very flavorful shrimp recipe, combining honey, freshly squeezed lime juice, garlic, and cilantro. The sauce provides just the right flavor!


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Very easy to make: just cook raw shrimp in a large skillet, combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and add to the skillet to coat the shrimp to coat and for the sauce to thicken just a bit. That’s it!

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Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb shrimp (20-25 count), uncooked, deveined, peeled, tails-on
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Add shrimp and minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally turning shrimp over, until shrimp is cooked.
  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, lime juice, soy sauce, and chopped cilantro. Mix to combine.
  3. Add the mixture to the skillet with shrimp. Bring to high heat, coat the shrimp with the mixture, and cook for about 1-2 minutes until the sauce reduces just a touch. Remove from heat. Let it stand for sauce to thicken.



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  • Alexa September 17, 2015, 8:41 pm

    This was so good! I was nervous about trying this but I’m so glad I did. Such amazing flavor. Thanks for sharing!

    • Candice August 26, 2016, 10:07 am

      What did you serve this with? I need some heart healthy side options if you have any 🙂

  • Sharo August 25, 2016, 11:52 am

    Question: I am following Weight Watchers. What portion is considered a serving size – 1 cup, 2 cups?

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