Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp, these sautéed shrimp make a quick and easy recipe that’s ready in just 15 minutes. They are juicy and flavorful from the butter, honey, garlic, lemons, and tamari.

This shrimp recipe reminds me a lot of barbecue shrimp. Whereas bbq shrimp has a lot of butter, it also has Worchestershire sauce that gives it a lot of rich flavor. My brown butter honey garlic shrimp has soy sauce with honey and lemons. The honey and lemon give this recipe a brighter and lighter note.

Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp

Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp

These shrimp are so flavorful and rich. You can serve them as an appetizer or main meal. If you decide to serve as a main, you’ll definitely want a lighter side. I recommend serving my Steakhouse Wedge Salad, Napa Cabbage Slaw, or Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Garlic Dressing.

Honey Garlic Shrimp on a white plate.

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Shrimp

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  • Shrimp. I prefer medium to large shrimp as indicated in the photos.
  • Butter. You can use salted or unsalted. If you use salted, you may want to use less salt listed below.
  • Honey. More info below
  • Lemons.
  • Garlic. Fresh garlic cloves.
  • Tamari. More info below
  • Salt.
  • Freshly ground black pepper

As well, you may want to reacquaint yourself with my post, How to brown butter.

Shrimp marinating in Honey Garlic sauce.
Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp

Substitutions and Tips

The last time I bought shrimp for Creamy Barbecue Shrimp I got home and didn’t have some of the ingredients. Therefore, I’m listing common substitutions below for you.

Substitutions for tamari

  • Soy
  • Liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
Shrimp with lemon wedges in a red sauce in a white casserole dish.

Substitutions for honey

  • agave
  • coconut sugar
  • brown sugar
  • molasses
  • date syrup
  • maple syrup

Storing and Reheating

If you have any leftover shrimp, you can store them in the air-tight container, in the refrigerator. I don’t like reheated leftover shrimp because the texture changes regardless of how you reheat them. Therefore, I recommend not cooking too many.

With that being said, you can reheat shrimp them in a sauce pan. Bring it to temperature, melt a little butter in it, add the shrimp and heat until hot.

I do not recommend reheating shrimp in the microwave. They become rubbery and tough.

Shrimp in red sauce with lemon wedges in a casserole dish.
Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp

Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp

Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp, these sautéed shrimp make a quick and easy recipe that's ready in just 15 minutes. They are juicy and flavorful from the butter, honey, garlic, lemons, and tamari.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds shrimp shelled, tail on or off
  • ½ cup butter salted or unsalted
  • ½ cup honey agave or coconut sugar
  • 3 whole lemons juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup Tamari liquid aminos or lite soy
  • ½ teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan on medium to low heat and whisk constantly. When it turns light brown remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add the honey, lemon juice, garlic, and tamari to the butter and stir to combine. Cook for about 30 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat. 
  • Remove and reserve all except 4 tablespoons of the butter sauce from the pan.
  • To the 4 tablespoons of butter sauce left in the pan, add half of the shrimp. Sear for 2 minutes on each side or until just cooked through and no longer opaque. Remove the shrimp from the pan. Now add a little more butter to the pan and the other 1/2 of the shrimp. Sear for 2 minutes on both sides.
  • Add all the shrimp back to the pan and pour all the butter mixture over them. Gently stir so the butter sauce covers all the shrimp.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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