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4.96 from 21 votes

Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp Recipe

Mouthwatering, easy 15 minute meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute meal, shrimp recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 511kcal


  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined shrimp (16 or 20 count per pound is optimal)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 3 - 5 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 - 2 limes juiced


  • Heat skillet over MED HIGH heat. Add oil and butter. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, chili powder and cayenne.
  • Add shrimp to the skillet in a single layer (you may need to cook the shrimp in batches, depending on the size of your skillet). Cook, 2 minutes per side, until pink and golden brown. Transfer cooked shrimp to a plate.
  • Reduce heat to MED. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl, then add to the hot skillet.
  • Stir and let cook a minute or so, until bubbling. Add shrimp back to pan and stir to coat.
  • Serve with lime wedges and minced cilantro if desired.



If sauce isn't thickening to your liking, mix together 1 Tbsp of water and 2 tsp of cornstarch in a small bowl.  Stir into sauce and whisk as it cooks.  This will gently thicken the sauce.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 722mg | Sodium: 2877mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 7mg