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honey lime shrimp in a bowl over rice
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5 from 2 votes

Honey Lime Shrimp

A sweet and savory sauce coats shrimp in this super fast dinner that comes together in under 15 minutes. Enjoy the shrimp in rice bowls, tacos or salads!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Main
Keyword: 15 minute meal, seafood, shrimp recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $8.00


  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Wok or skillet


  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce (use Tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Oil, canola
  • 1 lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined (I like to use the smallest shrimp I can find - more surface area for sauce!)
  • 1 Jalapeno, very thinly sliced (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)
  • Cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  • Combine honey, soy sauce, lime juice and garlic in a small bowl.
  • Season shrimp with some salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add shrimp. Cook shrimp on both sides just until it begins to turn pink, about 1 minute total.
  • Turn the heat up to high and add sauce and jalapeño (if using). Simmer shrimp in sauce just until sauce thickens and shrimp are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more (it's great if the shrimp starts to caramelize on the bottom of the pan - that will build flavor, just be sure to stir it to prevent burning).
  • Serve shrimp immediately with lime wedges and cilantro as garnish.


We use low sodium soy sauce in all of our recipe testing. The honey will balance regular or low-sodium soy sauce in this recipe, but it still may be a good idea to reduce the soy sauce quantity by 2 tsp if you are using regular soy sauce and / or are sensitive to the level of salt.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1636mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3mg